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Ruby and diamond brooch, Second half 19th Century
Estimation
20 00030 000
Lot. Vendu 86,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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30
Ruby and diamond brooch, Second half 19th Century
Estimation
20 00030 000
Lot. Vendu 86,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Ruby and diamond brooch, Second half 19th Century
Designed as a peacock, set with circular-cut ruby eyes, cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds.
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Bibliographie

Cf: Shirley Bury, 'Jewellery 1789 - 1910, The International Era, Volume II', Woodbridge, 1991, page 586. Cf: Henri Vever, translated by Katherine Purcell, 'French Jewellery of the Nineteenth Century', London, 2001, pages 615 and 802; for similar examples of Peacock jewels.

Description

The peacock was a motif popularly adopted by 19th and 20th Century jewellers such as Gustave Baugrand, due to their vibrant colours and ostentatious plumage. In Persian and Babylonian cultures the bird is seen as a guardian to royalty.

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