Van Cleef & Arpels
Ivory, emerald and enamel brooch
Ivory, emerald and enamel brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
Designed as an elephant, the tusks set with carved ivory, the eyes each set with a circular-cut emerald, the feet applied with enamel, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay mark for gold, pouch stamped Van Cleef & Arpels.
This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
Signed V.C.A, numbered 101639, French assay mark for gold, stamped 750 for 18 carat gold, inscribed 68 referring to the year of manufacture. Carved ivory with signs of glue to the reverse, overall in good condition. Emeralds with signs of abrasions and nicks. Enamel in good condition. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 27 grams. Accompanied by a pouch stamped Van Cleef & Arpels.