11 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND WRISTWATCH, BY MARCUS & CO.
With nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the white tonneau-shaped dial with black Arabic numerals and blued-steel hands, within a single-cut diamond surround, joined by pierced single and old European-cut diamond tapered links, to the black ribbon band, mounted in platinum, circa 1910, 1¾ ins. diameter
Dial signed Marcus & Co., movement signed Silvana Watch Co.
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PROPERTY OF THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
Exuberant Italian jewellery design from the 1960s, when Rome became a playground for the rich and famous, is back in high fashion
In 1983, Cartier set Eric Nussbaum the task of establishing the finest collection of its vintage jewels in the world
Specialist Daphne Lingon on the ‘very special moment’ she set eyes on an exceptional piece once owned by a style icon
Including the world’s largest pair of pear-shaped, D Flawless diamonds — and a Fancy Vivid pink diamond ring