Lot 1611
  • 1611

Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond 'Butterfly' Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels

80,000 - 110,000 HKD
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  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • mother-of-pearl, diamond, gold
Modelled as a butterfly of checkered design, meticulously painted on mother-of-pearl, highlighted by brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, signed and numbered CL13711.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by signed box.

Van Cleef & Arpels' inspiration from nature, especially their affection for butterflies symbolizing femininity and metamorphosis, is reflected in a 2011 collection created in association with renowned Japanese lacquer-artisan Mr. Junichi Hakose, called Lacquered Butterflies. These exquisite and unique butterflies are individually designed and hand lacquered by Mr. Junichi Hakose. The butterfly forms are created in gold, with a mother-of-pearl base in the Van Cleef & Arpels workshops. The pieces are then sent to Wajima, Japan, where Mr. Junichi Hakose's workshop is located, to be uniquely lacquered with traditional designs, and innovative finishes. Lacquered Butterflies is a beautiful collection that pays homage to history, tradition, craftsmanship, grace and ephemeral beauty.