• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2393

    Magnificent Jewellery & Jadeite Jewellery

    28 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2268

    AN IMPRESSIVE MULTI-COLOURED DIAMOND AND TITANIUM ELEPHANT CLIP BROOCH, BY WALLACE CHAN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IMPRESSIVE MULTI-COLOURED DIAMOND AND TITANIUM ELEPHANT CLIP BROOCH, BY WALLACE CHAN

    Designed as sculpted titanium mother and child elephants, symbolising generations of motherly love and devotion, enhanced by vari-shaped multi-coloured diamonds, to the titanium base with multi-coloured rough diamond accents, 5.3 x 10.5 cm

    Signed Wallace Chan


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    US$95,000-125,000

    Pre-Lot Text

    The Mother-and-Child family of elephants is a gentle work of sculpture. The carving tells the story of a parent and child travelling together with the underlying theme of one generation passing on to another. The piece portrays meanings of love and nurture, a togetherness that unites this family of elephants. In this animal cast, the artist-jeweller has employed both artificial and natural elements to create a charming and touching work of art. His craftsmanship and use of gemstones combined with titanium that has not been embellished in any way, produce a natural and heartfelt story of this family of wandering elephants.