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PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE ESTATE OF IYA, LADY ABDY, THENCE BY DESCENT TO THE PRESENT OWNER

Rare and Important 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Faience, Diamond, Colored Stone and Enamel 'Sekhmet' Brooch, Cartier, Paris
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 845,000 USD
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406

PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE ESTATE OF IYA, LADY ABDY, THENCE BY DESCENT TO THE PRESENT OWNER

Rare and Important 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Faience, Diamond, Colored Stone and Enamel 'Sekhmet' Brooch, Cartier, Paris
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 845,000 USD
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Rare and Important 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Faience, Diamond, Colored Stone and Enamel 'Sekhmet' Brooch, Cartier, Paris
Created with faience fragments in the form of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet brandishing a fan of stylized lotus blossom motifs, highlighted by a diamond-set bracelet and arm band, fitted at the waist with two gold belts of zig-zag patterning set atop a plinth backed by a hemisphere with a sun disk above, all decorated with black enamel highlighted by diamonds and accented by rubies and emeralds, signed Cartier, Paris, numbered 8758, with French assay marks; circa 1925.
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Catalogue Note

For illustrations of similar Sekhmet jewels by Cartier, see:

The Cartier Collection: Jewelry by François Chaille, page 145.

Cartier: Innovation Through the 20th Century published by Flammarion, page 140, plate 65.

Cartier: 1900-1939 by Judy Rudoe, page 307, plates 254a and 254b.

Egyptomania: Egypt in Western Art 1730-1930 by the National Gallery of Canada, page 532, plates 360-361.

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