16 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 9,375
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN ART DECO CAT'S EYE CHRYSOBERYL AND DIAMOND RING, BY WALTON & CO.
Set with an oval cabochon cat's eye chrysoberyl, weighing approximately 27.62 carats, within a single-cut diamond surround and shoulders, mounted in platinum, circa 1925
Signed Walton & Co.
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