RUBY AND SYNTHETIC RUBY BROOCH
3,500 - 4,500 GBP
bidding is closed
- 14 carat gold, ruby, synthetic ruby
Of tri-coloured design, modelled as a tank, set with circular-cut and cabochon rubies and calibré-cut synthetic rubies, the gun operating as a lever opening the top hatch, revealing a waving soldier, his head set with a ruby bead.
Cf.: Melissa Gabardi, Art Deco Jewellery 1920-1949, Suffolk, 1989, pg. 268, for another brooch designed as a tank by Mellerio dits Meller.