Lot 272
  • 272

Pair of tourmaline ear clips, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., circa 1970

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 CHF
bidding is closed

Description

  • Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
  • Rubies, gold
Each of bow motif, set with calibr√©-cut tourmalines, signed Tiffany & Co. and Schlumberger, French assay and maker's marks.

Literature

Cf.: Chantal Bizot et alii, The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger, Paris, 1995, pg. 62 for an example of handbag clasps of similar design mounted as earrings set with lapis lazuli and dated 1960s. 

Condition

Please note that the stones are tourmalines, and not rubies as stated in the printed catalogue. Signed TIFFANY & CO, FRANCE, SCHLUMBERGER, French maker's marks, French assay marks and stamped 750 for 18 carat gold, mounted in yellow gold. Tourmalines well matched in colour, purplish red of medium strong saturation, with typical inclusions, some surface reaching, a few cavities, some scratches, abrasions and nicks. Signs of normal wear to the metal. In good condition. Total gross weight approximately 48 grams.
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