Purchased from Rene Boivin, 1 August 1939, for 18,000 Francs
PROPERTY FROM THE BLAIR FAMILY COLLECTION
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Mrs. Blair notes in her hand on the receipt "remaking & resetting bracelet of rubies, diamonds and emeralds into elephant". According to family archives, the Blairs had ordered a carved ruby, emerald bead and diamond tutti frutti bracelet from Cartier in 1932. As fashion changed, we assume that Mrs. Blair had this bracelet dismantled and reset into various pieces of jewelry, including the present elephant brooch from Boivin.