Lot 281
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Gem set and diamond bird brooch, Sterlé, circa 1970

Estimate
18,000 - 26,000 GBP
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Description

  • Sterlé
  • sapphire, aquamarine, gold diamonds
The stylised bird composed of overlaid squared rods bursting into flight and set throughout with circular-cut sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds, around a cabochon aquamarine body, French assay and maker's marks.

Literature

Cf: Suzanne Tennenbaum & Janet Zapata The Jeweled Menagerie The World of Animals in Gems, Thames & Hudson 2001, pages 132-135 for examples of similar bird brooches by Sterlé.
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