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Chaumet | Exceptional ruby and diamond brooch, circa 1928 | 尚美 | 紅寶石配鑽石別針,約1928年

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Estimate:

470,000

to
- 750,000 CHF

Property of a European Noble Family

Chaumet | Exceptional ruby and diamond brooch, circa 1928 | 尚美 | 紅寶石配鑽石別針,約1928年

Chaumet | Exceptional ruby and diamond brooch, circa 1928 | 尚美 | 紅寶石配鑽石別針,約1928年

Estimate:

470,000

to
- 750,000 CHF

Bid:

350,000

CHF

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Property of a European Noble Family

Exceptional ruby and diamond brooch

Chaumet

circa 1928

尚美 | 紅寶石配鑽石別針,約1928年


Of buckle design set with circular-cut and rose diamonds, the central articulated panel with a pierced undulating pattern, highlighted by a row of cushion-shaped rubies, with a similarly-cut ruby and briolette diamond fringe, unsignedFrench assay marks for platinum and gold and maker's mark for Joseph Chaumet.


Accompanied by SSEF report no. 97561, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, two with a minor amount of oil in fissures.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 97561, stating that the oval and cushion-shaped rubies measuring from approximately 9.60 x 7.60 x 3.05mm to 4.20 x 3.90 x 2.00mm, are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, two with a minor amount of oil in fissures.

 

Unsigned, French maker's mark JC for Joseph Chaumet, French assay marks for platinum and 18 carat gold. Circular-cut and rose diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 7.30 - 7.60 carats, on average I-L colour, VS2-SI2 clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Briolette diamonds on average I-J colour, SI2-3 clarity, some light abrasions to facets. One rose diamond defcieint to cap of one briolette. Some small chips and abrasions to one ruby visible upon close inspection. Small repair to one cap and one place to reverse with gold solder. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 44.2 grams.


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