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A DIAMOND, CACHOLONG, SAPPHIRE AND TITANIUM BROOCH, JAR
A DIAMOND, CACHOLONG, SAPPHIRE AND TITANIUM BROOCH, JAR
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A DIAMOND, CACHOLONG, SAPPHIRE AND TITANIUM BROOCH, JAR

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A DIAMOND, CACHOLONG, SAPPHIRE AND TITANIUM BROOCH, JAR
Designed as an elephant wearing an aigrette, titanium, modified pear brilliant-cut diamond of 2.32 carats, single-cut diamonds, oval cabochon sapphires, tusk-shaped white cacholong, blackened gold and platinum (French marks), 6 5/8 ins., 2013, signed JAR, Paris, pink JAR case
Exhibited
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2013, no. 25
Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 372, no. 275
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 380, no. 267
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 382, no. 267
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco 2018, pp. 166-67, no. 93
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Lot Essay

The distinguished Parisian jeweler JAR has incorporated historic Golconda diamonds into his unmatched creations (as seen, Lot 147), as well as highlighted Indian motifs in his designs. This incredible titanium elephant brooch is adorned with a Belle Époque style diamond aigrette, relating to the Indian tradition of dressing royal animals with jewelry.

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