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Pair of enamel, coral and diamond clips, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1937
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Pair of enamel, coral and diamond clips, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1937
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Pair of enamel, coral and diamond clips, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1937
Each designed as a court jester's staff, the bells represented by coral beads, the ruff inset with single-cut diamonds, accented with translucent green enamel, each signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, maker's marks.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, The Property of Miss Anne Seagrim, London Thursday 8th October, 1987, lot 160.

Catalogue Note

These brooches were a Christmas gift from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Miss Anne Seagrim. Miss Seagrim 1914-2007 was employed as the Duke’s private secretary from 1950 to 1954, during which time her main task was to assist him with his autobiography The King’s Story. According to Van Cleef & Arpels, the jester brooches were made by them in 1937 and purchased by the Duke of Windsor on 28th February 1939.

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