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    Sale 7442

    Jewellery

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    AN EXQUISITE DIAMOND, RUBY AND ONYX BROOCH, BY LACLOCHE

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    AN EXQUISITE DIAMOND, RUBY AND ONYX BROOCH, BY LACLOCHE
    Designed as a pavé-set diamond rectangular plaque with buff-top ruby flowers to the onyx branches and black enamel border, circa 1925, 5.2 x 3.6 cm, with French assay marks for platinum and gold, in fitted pink leather case
    Signed Lacloche Frères, No. 66252


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    The case with card printed Marlborough House S.W.1. and handwritten note For Angela from Mary R, 1952.
    Mary R was Queen Mary (1867-1953), wife of H.M. George V (1865-1936).

    Lacloche was especially known for their exquisite snuff boxes, vanity cases, lipstick holders and powder compacts as well as brooches and bracelets often strongly influenced by the Japanese Style using jade, mother-of-pearl, enamel, lacquer, coral and enamel. This brooch is a fine example of their intricate floral designs.

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