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AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BROOCH, CARTIER
AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BROOCH, CARTIER

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AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BROOCH, CARTIER
Hexagonal carved emerald of 88.03 carats, circular cabochon carved emerald of 15.65 carats, oval cabochon emeralds, square and old-cut diamonds, black enamel, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), 2 5/8 ins., 1927, signed Cartier, 'Made in France,' no. 02553
Cartier, 2011: Certificate of Authenticity
AGL, 2019, report no. 1100318: Central 4 Emeralds, Colombia, insignificant to minor clarity enhancement, traditional type
Literature
Rudoe 1997, p. 319, no. 270
Jaffer 2013, p. 320, no. 112
Exhibited
Paris 2013, p. 223, no. 308b
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, pp. 106-7
Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p. 132, no. 78
The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 187, no. 148
Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 323, no. 238
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, pp. 320-21, no. 219
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 333, no. 223
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco 2018, p. 140, no. 71

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Lot Essay

As seen in the archival sketch, this brooch was originally executed with pearls, carved emeralds and diamonds. It was displayed at the the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs and was later reworked by Cartier in 1927 to the current design.

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