20th Century Jewels: Design by the Decade

20th Century Jewels: Design by the Decade

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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | GOLD AND DIAMOND 'LUDO' BROOCH

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September 30, 04:10 PM GMT

Estimate

2,000 - 3,000 USD

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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

GOLD AND DIAMOND 'LUDO' BROOCH


Designed as two intersecting gold bars, featuring a swag of gold honeycomb hexagons set with round diamonds.

  • Length 2 inches
  • Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, NY
  • British hallmarks
  • 18 karat gold
  • Circa 1940s

Named 'Ludo' after Louis Arpels, this design was first introduced in 1934. Originally composed of an articulated gold brick pattern, the design was updated in 1935 to a hexagonal honeycomb motif, as seen in this example.