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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1076

    A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

    Price Realised  

    A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    Designed as a fringed bib, the front suspending eleven graduated oval cabochon sapphire drops, each within a two-tiered gold ropework surround embellished by circular-cut diamonds, to the flexible band of alternating circular-cut diamonds and circular and pear-shaped sapphires, each framed by gold ropework, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, 1956, 15½ ins., with French assay marks and maker's mark, (accompanied by a pair of contemporary pendants of similar design)
    Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 74066 (2)


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