• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2591

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    19 October 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    A MAGNIFICENT SWISS GOLD, RUBY, DIAMOND, AND ENAMEL ZARF

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    A MAGNIFICENT SWISS GOLD, RUBY, DIAMOND, AND ENAMEL ZARF
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1840
    Of open-back construction, formed as chevrons and stripes of calibré-cut rubies between gold borders set with vari-cut diamonds, the mid-section set with three large old-mine-cut diamonds within vari-cut diamond garlands between three oval enamelled panels applied with vari-cut diamond and silver military trophies, two with Turkish crescent, the center of the base set with a ruby, apparently unmarked
    2½ in. (6.3 cm.) high


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    A similar jeweled zarf of open-back construction with diamonds and emeralds was sold in these Rooms, 26 October 2007, lot 13

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