Lot 284
  • 284

RUBY AND SYNTHETIC RUBY BROOCH

Estimate
3,500 - 4,500 GBP
Sold
5,625 GBP
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Description

  • 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.  

Literature

Cf.: Melissa Gabardi, Art Deco Jewellery 1920-1949, Suffolk, 1989, pg. 268, for another brooch designed as a tank by Mellerio dits Meller.
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