Lot 1650
  • 1650

Pair of Yellow Gold and Diamond Clips, 'Ludo-Hexagone', Van Cleef & Arpels, Circa 1940

280,000 - 380,000 HKD
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  • Yellow Gold, Diamonds
Each designed as a stylised buckle embellished with circular-, old European- and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.30 carats in total, mounted in yellow gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay and maker's marks.


Cf.: Evelyne Possémé, Van Cleef & Arpels - The Art of High Jewelry, Paris, 2012, pg. 94 and 95 for similar examples by Van Cleef & Arpels.


Each signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered 44900 and 44901 with French assay marks for 18 karat yellow gold and maker's marks "P&Fils" for Pery (A.) et Cie. Diamonds, estimated to weigh approximately 4.30 carats in total, are on average G colour and mostly SI to I clarity, as gauged and graded in the mounting. Signs of scratching and wear to the metal commensurate with age and use. Overall in good condition.
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