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Van Cleef & Arpels | Gold, Coral and Chrysoprase Pendant-Necklace, France

Restricted Species

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Van Cleef & Arpels | Gold, Coral and Chrysoprase Pendant-Necklace, France

Van Cleef & Arpels | Gold, Coral and Chrysoprase Pendant-Necklace, France

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

69,300

USD

Van Cleef & Arpels | Gold, Coral and Chrysoprase Pendant-Necklace, France


Composed of a long textured gold chain set with alternating coral and chrysoprase cabochons, suspending a similarly set detachable pendant-brooch, length 35 inches, chain detaches into five 7-inch segments for a variety of wear, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and VCA, numbered B2060 1357, B2060 1440, B2060 1449, B2060 1254, B2060 1344, B1084 K23, with French workshop and assay marks; circa 1970.

In good condition, the gold with surface scratches and areas of minor discoloration commensurate with age. French assay marks for 18 karat gold. The coral is light reddish orange, with white mottling visible predominantly to the reverse. The chrysoprase is medium bluish green, translucent and evenly colored. The chain may be worn as a single necklace or as 5 bracelets or as a combination of the two. Length of pendant approximately 2¼ inches. Gross weight approximately 134 dwts. Please note this property cannot be shipped internationally due to endangered species materials.


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.

Please note this property cannot be shipped internationally due to endangered species materials.