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    Sale 2717

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    26 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1633

    A 'MONT SAINT-MICHEL AND ITS BAY' DIAMOND AND PLATINUM OBJECT, BY MITSUO KAJI

    Price Realised  

    A 'MONT SAINT-MICHEL AND ITS BAY' DIAMOND AND PLATINUM OBJECT, BY MITSUO KAJI

    The platinum object depicting the world heritage 'Mont Saint-Michel and its bay', centered with the statue of Archangel Michael standing on top of the abbey suspending a brilliant-cut light yellow diamond weighing 1.00 carat, surrounded by the monastic buildings accented by diamond-set roof, windows and pavement imbedded to the textured landscape and surrounding rocks, the object opening to reveal a sliding compartment on the right, the left opening to reveal a hinged compartment decorated with a spiralled staircase, chandelier and ruby lamps, to the back drawer secured by a sliding knob and a switch to light up the abbey tower; on a green marble display (not illustrated), 22.0 x 11.5 x 22.3 cm

    Signed Mont Saint Michel, Mitsuo Kaji, 20th Anniversary, 1st April 2003


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    US$150,000-250,000