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Van Cleef & Arpels

1964
A delightful 18ct gold, turquoise, diamond and sapphire bird brooch.
£11,500.00
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A charming bird brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels 1964, the small round bird perched on a branch, the body in textured 18ct yellow gold with openwork honeycomb form and set throughout with turquoise cabochons, the open beak in polished gold and the eye set with a sapphire surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds, with a double pin fitting to the reverse.
Specifications
  • OriginFrench
  • Gemstones and Other Materials32 x turquoise cabochons estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 2.2cts 6 x round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 0.25cts 1 x round faceted sapphire estimated to weigh approximately 0.1cts
  • Condition ReportVery fine
  • Setting18ct yellow gold and platinum signed VC&A and numbered B1485 and with French assay marks
  • Weight description16.4 grams
  • Dimensions4cm tall. 2.8cm wide
Directors notes
This charming gold and turquoise bird brooch featured in a 1964 advert for the Van Cleef & Arpels 'la boutique' collection along with a selection of other whimsical character brooches for which the jewellers are now renowned.

Van Cleef & Arpels

On June 16th 1906 Van Cleef & Arpels opened the doors to their first boutique at number 22, Place Vendôme. Next door to Lalique, opposite the Ritz and a stones throw from Boucheron, this would prove to be the first of many boutiques that the highly successful Maison would open around the world during the 20th Century.

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