'Contra Mundum' (Against the World) White Gold and Diamond Evening Glove, Shaun Leane
300,000 - 400,000 USD
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Eighteen karat white gold glove section engraved with fine lines following the contours of the hand; applied with a tracery of branches and the silhouettes of birds in flight, set with diamonds. Gold chainmail finger sections with similarly adorned finger joints and finger tips set with diamond finger nails and attached with a hinged rear closure. The chainmail sleeve section featuring detachable pavé-set diamond bird and branch cuff, while the chainmail ground is applied with 11 birds in flight, three of which feature large diamond centers. Joined with three clasps at the rear. Diamonds totaling 4,290 stones, together weighing approximately 52.00 carats, approximately F color, VS clarity. Gold weight totaling approximately 643 dwts, length 8 inches, sleeve section 1 ½ inches, detachable cuff 9 ½ inches, signed Shaun Leane, with marker's marks and British hallmarks; 2010.