Any jewel with an animal motif has always been popular and highly sought after at auction.
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 1950S. ESTIMATE: £1,0001,500 (LEFT) AND EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 1950S. ESTIMATE: £1,000 - £1,500 (RIGHT).
Lots 65 and 66 in The Wish List: Jewellery, Watches and Accessories Online are classic examples of Van Cleef & Arpels, giving anthropomorphic characteristics to these collectable brooches of an elephant and a ram. They are charming, engaging and fun!
NATURAL PEARL, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH. ESTIMATE £4,000–6,000.
In a similar manner, lot 63, depicting a whimsical swan is sure to liven up any outfit.
And finally, if you are looking for something small and charming, these little egg pendants are sure to be a great addition to your personal jewellery menagerie.
TWO JEWELLED SILVER EGG PENDANTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY. ESTIMATE £400–600.