GOLD, RUBY AND DIAMOND 'POMEGRANATE HEART' BROOCH, HENRYK KASTON FOR SALVADOR DALÍ | 黃金鑲紅寶石配鑽石「紅石榴之心」別針，Henryk Kaston為薩爾瓦多・達利製造
GOLD, RUBY AND DIAMOND 'POMEGRANATE HEART' BROOCH, HENRYK KASTON FOR SALVADOR DALÍ
The matte gold heart opening to reveal cabochon rubies and pavé-set round diamonds, further highlighted with pear-shaped rubies, signed HK.
In good condition, with minor surface scratches commensurate with wear. Stamped 18K for 18 karat gold. The ruby cabochons are medium strongly purplish red, and heavily included. The pear-shaped rubies are medium strongly purplish red, with good transparency, eye clean to slightly included, one with a surface reaching feather. The diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 0.90 carat, are approximately F-G color, VS clarity. Dimensions approximately 1¾ x 1¾ inches.
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For a brooch of similar design, see Dalí: a Study of His Art-in-Jewels, The New York Graphic Society, 1959, page 48.