VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | 'DENTELLE' SAPPHIRE, RUBY AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH 梵克雅寶 | 'Dentelle' 藍寶石 配 紅寶石 及 鑽石 別針
Estimate: 180,000 - 260,000 HKD
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | 'DENTELLE' SAPPHIRE, RUBY AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH
梵克雅寶 | 'Dentelle' 藍寶石 配 紅寶石 及 鑽石 別針
Designed as lace accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, cushion- and pear-shaped sapphires and circular-cut rubies, mounted in 14 karat yellow gold, signed V.C.A., numbered.
Signed V.C.A.N.Y., numbered 4044. Pin lock stamped 14K for 14 karat yellow gold. Sapphires estimated to weigh approximately 9.00-10.50 carats in total, are of light violetish blue colour and medium-low saturation, with minor typical inclusions and a few to the surface, some abrasions and scratches, a few chips; rubies are of medium purplish red colour and medium strong saturation, with typical inclusions and some to the surface, some nicks, a few minor chips and cavities; all gemstones observed under 10x magnification. Diamonds are bright and lively.
Signs of normal wear to the metal commensurate with age. Overall in very good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. 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. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Cf.: Évelyne Possémé, Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art of High Jewelry, Paris, 2012, pg. 138, for an illustration of a brooch of similar design, dated 1947.