Lot 282
  • 282

Fine and Important Aquamarine and diamond necklace, Cartier, 1912

Estimate
120,000 - 170,000 CHF
Log in to view results
bidding is closed

Description

In the garland style, centring on a cushion-shaped aquamarine within an openwork scroll frame of millegrain-set circular-cut diamonds, suspending a similarly set pear-shaped aquamarine drop, to a necklace designed as two graduated lines of circular-cut diamonds accented with a pair of circular aquamarine links, signed Cartier Paris, length approximately 380mm.

Provenance

This parure was later purchased from Cartier, probably in 1930, by Demetrius  Zafiropulo, a greek jewellery amateur.

Thence by family descent.

Literature

Cf: Hans Nadelhoffer, Cartier, Jewelers Extraordinary, London, 1984, pages 78, 95 and 114.

 

Condition

French assay marks for platinum and gold. Aquamarine on necklace estimated to weigh approximately 41.82 carats, aquamarine on pendant estimated to weigh approximately 36.10 carats, well matched in colour, lively stones with good brilliance. Diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 32.21 carats in total, mixed in colour and clarity. Signs of normal wear commensurate with age. One rare and delicate piece of an impressive parure. Well preserved, in good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones and to the Notice regarding import of Burmese jadeite and rubies into the US.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note