Lot 287
  • 287

BLUE CHALCEDONY AND SAPPHIRE CLIP, SUZANNE BELPERRON, CIRCA 1945, ON A BLUE CHALCEDONY NECKLACE

Estimate
75,000 - 95,000 CHF
bidding is closed

Description

The carved chalcedony clip, inset with a rectangular plaque enhanced with a step-cut sapphire and square-cut diamonds, on a later detachable double-strand necklace composed of chalcedony beads, the clasp millegrain-set with a circular-cut diamond and two sapphire cabochons, length approximately 440m.

Literature

Cf.: Sylvie Raulet and Olivier Baroin, Suzanne Belperron, Woodbridge, 2011, pg. 162 for an illustration of a chalcedony and sapphire necklace of similar design.

Condition

Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin. Chalcedony beads overall in good condition, some minor abrasions, chalcedony on the central clip with greyish crystal inclusions, some visible for the naked eye, some surface reaching. Sapphires well matched in colour, blue of medium strong saturation, minor abrasions. Diamonds bright and lively. Clasp secure, safety catch. Scratches to the metal consistent with age and normal use. In good condition. Total gross weight approximately 181 grams.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

When the fashion changed after the second World War, several clips were altered to be worn as necklaces. These transformations were often carried out either by Suzanne Belperron or by other workshops.

Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin.
Close