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    Sale 12196

    Living With Art

    26 - 27 July 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 362

    AN 18K YELLOW GOLD, CHRYSOPRASE AND CARNELIAN UMBRELLA BROOCH

    BY HERMES, MAKER'S MARK GEORGES L'ENFANT, PARIS, CIRCA 1960

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN 18K YELLOW GOLD, CHRYSOPRASE AND CARNELIAN UMBRELLA BROOCH
    BY HERMES, MAKER'S MARK GEORGES L'ENFANT, PARIS, CIRCA 1960
    With French assay, and maker's mark
    2 ¾ in. (6.7 cm.) long


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    Georges L'Enfant was an important jeweler with manufacturing facilities producing pieces for some of the biggest French jewelry houses including Van Cleef & Arpels and Hermes. Most notable of all, L'Enfant was one of Cartier's master jewelers and was responsible for some of the most beautiful jewels made in the 20th century.

    Pre-Lot Text

    CABINET DE CURIOSITÉ, A COLLECTION FORMED BY A PROMINENT NEW YORK STYLIST