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ART DECO DIAMOND BROOCHES, CARTIER
ART DECO DIAMOND BROOCHES, CARTIER
ART DECO DIAMOND BROOCHES, CARTIER
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FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF BEATRICE FORBES, COUNTESS OF GRANARDTHE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE
ART DECO DIAMOND BROOCHES, CARTIER

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ART DECO DIAMOND BROOCHES, CARTIER
Old pear-shaped diamond of 13.74 carats, cushion-shaped diamonds of 7.54 and 6.15 carats, old and circular-cut diamonds, platinum and gold, 1937, with later imitation pearl and diamond setting for wear as a necklace, brooches 5.2 and 4.5 cm, necklace 34.0 cm, one brooch signed Cartier London, the other two brooches nos. 2 and 5
Provenance
Christie's Saint Moritz, 17 February 1994, lot 671
Literature
G. Munn, Tiaras Past and Present, London, V&A Publishing, 2002, p. 107 for a picture of the tiara created by Cartier in 1937

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Lot Essay

BEATRICE FORBES, COUNTESS OF GRANARD

Lot 194 was formerly in the collection of Beatrice Countess of Granard OBE (1883-1972), who was born Beatrice Mills, daughter of the great American financier and banker Ogden Mills. A famous hostess and race horse owner and breeder, she married in 1909 the 8th Earl of Granard. She lived between Paris and Castle Forbes in Ireland.

Cartier London created an amazing tiara for Beatrice Countess of Granard in 1937 (illustrated XXX). The three brooches sold as lot 194, are illustrated as being the central part of the tiara (signed Cartier London) as well as two side panels (numbered 2 and 5). It was very common for jewellers to create tiaras or necklaces with detachable pieces, for them to be worn different ways on different occasions. Christie’s is honoured to offer these beautiful Art Deco brooches, rare witnesses of a bygone era.

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