• Jewels : The London Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7785

    Jewels : The London Sale

    2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    TWO DIAMOND, CORAL AND EMERALD DUCK BROOCHES, BY CARTIER

    Price Realised  

    TWO DIAMOND, CORAL AND EMERALD DUCK BROOCHES, BY CARTIER
    The larger 18 carat gold duck with brilliant and single-cut diamonds to the tail and wirework body, coral feet and emerald eye, 3.7 cm high, with British import marks for gold, 1962; the smaller duckling with coral feet and elongated bill, emerald cabochon eyes and diamond tail, 1960s, 2.3 cm high, with French assay marks for gold, Cartier case
    First signed Cartier, No. 16121, the second signed Cartier Paris No. 010331 (2)


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    Cf. Cartier 1899-1949, Le Parcours d'un style, Gulbenkian Foundation Exhibition catalogue, 2007, p. 180, no. 221

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.