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Tourmaline and diamond brooch, Vever, Circa 1900
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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171
Tourmaline and diamond brooch, Vever, Circa 1900
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Tourmaline and diamond brooch, Vever, Circa 1900
Designed as an open work stylised fuchsia set with circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, later set with a marquise-shaped tourmaline, suspended from a fine fancy link chain, length approximately 435mm, signed Vever, Paris and numbered, French assay marks, accompanied by brooch, hair fittings and screw driver, fitted case, Vever, chain not illustrated.
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Literature

Cf: Henri Vever, translated by Katherine Purcell, ‘French Jewellery of the Nineteenth Century’, London 2001, page 1189,
Cf: Ed. A. Kenneth Snowman, ‘The Master Jewelers’, London 1990, page 143 for similar designs by Vever

Catalogue Note

Vever one of the leading French jewellery firms of the 19th Century was founded in 1821 by Pierre Vever in Metz, moving to Paris in 1871. They exhibited at Moscow, Chicago, and Brussels winning a Grand Prix at the Paris International Exhibition in 1900. Henri Vever 1854-1942, Pierre’s grandson, was a renowned jewellery historian and author of the seminal work on 19th Century jewellery, ‘La Bijouterie Francaise au XIXe siecle’ , published in 1908 of which the third volume covers the leading Art Nouveau jewellers of the period.

The Jewellery Collection of the Late Michael Wellby: An Eclectic Eye - Jewels Spanning Four Centuries

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London