• Jewels : The London Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7785

    Jewels : The London Sale

    2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    AN ART DECO CORAL, DIAMOND AND LACQUER NOVELTY BROOCH, BY CARTIER

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    AN ART DECO CORAL, DIAMOND AND LACQUER NOVELTY BROOCH, BY CARTIER
    Modelled as a ladybird, the carved coral body inset with circular-cut diamond collets to the black lacquer head, antennae and feet, circa 1935, 2.1 cm long, with French assay marks for gold
    Signed Cartier Paris, No. 05083


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    Cf.The Art of Cartier (exhibition catalogue), Paris, 1989, p. 157, no. 469

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.