London, South Kensington
11 December 2001
A Lacloche Retro, gem and diamond scarecrow clip brooch,
the stylised scarecrow with calibré ruby and sapphire costume, rose-cut diamond buttons and garnet bead head, with rose-cut diamond collar, the reverse signed J. LACLOCHE, PARIS, CANNES, in maker's case marked Jacques LACLOCHE 8.Place Vendome, PARIS Croisette.CANNES, with further inscription ...chases away bad luck....
See plate 6 and front cover illustration
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