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VERDURA | EMERALD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, 'DOUBLE ASTER', 1956

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 CHF

Property of the Late Baroness Bachofen von Echt

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VERDURA | EMERALD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, 'DOUBLE ASTER', 1956

VERDURA | EMERALD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, 'DOUBLE ASTER', 1956

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 CHF

Lot sold:

37,500

CHF

Property of the Late Baroness Bachofen von Echt

VERDURA | EMERALD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, 'DOUBLE ASTER', 1956


The centre of each aster flower set with a cabochon emerald bordered with brilliant-cut diamonds, the petals set with calibré-cut sapphires, unsigned, numbered, two sapphires deficient.


Accompanied by a Verdura certificate of authenticity.

Accompanied by a Verdura certificate of authenticity, stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin, weighing a total of 17.53 carats, the calibré-cut sapphires weigh a total of 27.07 carats and the diamonds weigh a total of 0.76 carats.


Unsigned, numbered C1363. Emeralds with surface-reaching fissures, two sapphire deficient, one chipped, all towards centre of flower and not immediately visible. Overall in good condition. Overall dimensions approximately 80 x 49mm. Gross weight approximately 69 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."

Cf.: Vogue (USA), 15 November 1956, for a Verdura advertisement featuring this brooch.