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    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1096

    THE EMPRESS EUGENIE BROOCH
    AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND BOW BROOCH, BY KRAMER

    Estimate

    THE EMPRESS EUGENIE BROOCH
    AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND BOW BROOCH, BY KRAMER
    Designed as an old mine and old European-cut diamond openwork sculpted bow, suspending two rose, old mine and old European-cut diamond tassels and five articulated graduated old mine-cut diamond cascades set en pampille, mounted in silver-topped gold, circa 1855, 9 x 4½ ins., with maker's mark, (pin detachable with screw back), in a red leather fitted case, inscribed "Diamants de La Couronne de France"
    By François Kramer


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    Literature

    Diamants, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, March 2001-15 July 2001, exhibition catalogue, page 284

    Michael Koch, The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery: 1850-1910, Thomas Heneage & Co. Limited, London, 1990, page 185

    Lord Twinning, A History of the Crown Jewels of Europe, London, B.T. Bastford Ltd., 1960, pages 272-288

    John Loring, Tiffany Jewels, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1999, page 97

    Bernard Morel, The French Crown Jewels, Antwerp: Fonds Mercator, 1988, page 340

    Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, Diamonds: A Century of Spectacular Jewels, Harry N. Abrams, 1996, New York, page 10

    Henri Vever, La Bijouterie Francaise au XIX Siecle (1800-1900), New Edition, Thames & Hudson 2001, page 616


    Exhibited

    Diamanti: Arte, Storia, Scienza, Scuederie del Quirinale, Rome, 28 February - 14 June 2002, exhibition catalogue, page 218

    Precious Gems: Jewellery From Eight Centuries, Nationalmuseum Stockholm, 8 June - 15 October 2000, exhibition catalogue, page 110-111, no. 141

    The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery, 1850-1910, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1 December 1989 - 4 March 1990, exhibition catalogue, page 184-185