RUBY, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND 'BOUQUET HAWAII' BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, CIRCA 1940
- RUBY, SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND, KARAT GOLD
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. 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. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Les Arts Decoratifs, Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art of High Jewelry, edited by Évelyne Possémé, page 123.
"During the war, Van Cleef & Arpels' workshop operated at a considerably reduced pace. Precious stones no longer reached Europe and the jewelry houses fell back on gold, considered a safe investment, for their creation...Presented at the World's Fair in New York in 1939... The Hawaii series, with its clips of simple, almost naive, loose bunches of unsophisticated flowers, and matching rings and bracelets, set with rubies, diamonds and sapphires in the colors of the allied flags, met with success at the time of the Liberation."