Lot 490
  • 490

Opal, sapphire, ruby and diamond pendent necklace, 'Elephant', René Boivin, 1939

33,000 - 38,000 GBP
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  • René Boivin
  • Gold, silver opale, diamonds, sapphires and rubies
Depicting an elephant, decorated to the front with cabochon opals, sapphires and circular-cut rubies, marquise-shaped, baguette and circular-cut diamonds, to a fancy link chain, length approximately 790mm, French assay and maker's marks.


Cf: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1994, page 305 and 306 for illustrations of this pendant and page 356 for illustrations of similar pendants and Cf: Suzanne Tennenbaum and Janet Zapata, The Jeweled Menagerie, London, 2001, page 190, for illustrations and drawings of a similar pendant.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a certificate from Françoise Cailles.