Lot 59
  • 59

Rock crystal and diamond brooch, Suzanne Belperron, 1932 - 1955

Estimate
45,000 - 72,000 CHF
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Description

  • roch crystal, platinum, gold, diamond
Of descending scroll design, the carved rock crystal decorated with circular- and single-cut diamonds, French assay and maker's marks for Gro├źne et Darde.

Literature

Cf: Sylvie Raulet & Olivier Baroin, Suzanne Belperron, 2011, page 124 for illustrations of this jewel.

Condition

French assay marks for 18 carat gold. Maker's marks on clip. Rock crystal in good condition, light scratches and minor abrasions. Diamonds cannot be measured to mounting, bright and lively. Signs of normal wear to the metal, scratches consistent with use. Well preserved and in good condition.
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Catalogue Note

This iconic Belperron design, in addition to being highly innovative and avant-garde, was extremely popular among Paris and New York trend setters. Belperron herself enjoyed wearing it as illustrated in the following pages.