1678
1678
Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Clip Brooch, Cartier
Estimate
950,0001,400,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750,000 HKD
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1678
Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Clip Brooch, Cartier
Estimate
950,0001,400,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Clip Brooch, Cartier
Designed as a peacock, the body and plumes set with brilliant-cut diamonds, embellished with cabochon sapphire and emerald details, to the pear-shaped emerald eyes, standing on an oval cabochon sapphire weighing approximately 10.00 carats, mounted in 18 karat yellow and white gold, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, case stamped Cartier.
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Literature

Cf.: Nadine Coleno, Étourdissant Cartier, la création depuis 1937, Paris, 2008, pg. 41 for a similar brooch by Cartier.

Catalogue Note

Plumes of Paradise

Birds have been a prominent theme in the Cartier menagerie of jewelled creatures. One of the most well-known Cartier birds is the colourful flamingo brooch made for the Duchess of Windsor in 1940.

Resplendent and poised, these birds of paradise were seen as a transcendent link between humans and the vaults of heaven, with the belief that the peacock tails represented the eyes of the stars. Native to India, the peacock has long been perceived as a profound symbol of power and royalty. From ancient Rome to the Mughal Empire, peacocks were used to decorate mosaics and frescoes, such as the 17th century Mughal seat of power reverently referred to as the ‘Peacock Throne’ for the famed Shah Jahan. Over the wartime years the jewelled flock became symbols of freedom, national pride and natural beauty.

Lot 1678 captivates with its shimmering plumes bejewelled with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds, a glorious representation of this majestic bird.

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