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    Sale 1359

    Jewels: The Geneva Sale

    20 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 265

    AN IMPORTANT NATURAL COLOURED PEARL, PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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    AN IMPORTANT NATURAL COLOURED PEARL, PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    Designed as a graduated line of twenty-five silver natural pearls measuring from 13.75 to 7.05 mm, with alternating natural pearl, diamond and rock crystal rondelle spacers, to the pavé-set diamond oval clasp, made in 1956, 26.0 cm long
    Signed V.C.A for Van Cleef & Arpels, no. NY 27495
    Accompanied by report no. 52421 dated 22 September 2008 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 51 pearls are natural saltwater pearls, with no indications of artificial colour modification


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE (continued)


    Literature

    Cf. Françoise Cailles, 'Merveilleuses Perles', Luxembourg (2006), p 136-138, plate 99

    Cf. Christie's, "Important Jewels", New York, 16 April 1981, lot 223