2 June 2004
A PAIR OF DIAMOND "SNOWFLAKE" EAR CLIPS, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Each circular and baguette-cut diamond snowflake of openwork design, mounted in platinum, circa 1946
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y., no. 56611
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Sylvie Raulet, "Van Cleef & Arpels", Editions du Regard, Paris, 1986, page 128
Records indicate Doris Duke purchased these ear clips in France for approximately $7,000.
Christie's is selling all lots in this sale as agent for an organization which holds a State of New York Exempt Organization certificate. Seller explicitly reserves all trademark and trade name rights and rights of privacy and publicity in the name and image of Doris Duke. No buyer of any property in this sale will acquire any right to use the Doris Duke name or image. Seller further explicitly reserves all copyright rights in designs or other copyrightable works included in the property offered for sale. No buyer of any property in the sale will acquire the rights to reproduce, distribute copies of, or prepare derivative works of such designs or copyrightable works.
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