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A Belle époque Diamond Devant-De-Corsage Brooch, by Cartier
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A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE BROOCH, BY CARTIER\nThe pendant centering upon a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 34.08 carats, an oval-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 23.55 carats, and a marquise-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 6.51 carats, enhanced by Lily-of-the-valley links set with circular-cut diamonds, and suspended from two detachable similarly-set lines, each with a pavé-set old-cut diamond palmette terminal, mounted in platinum, 1912, pendant only 9.1 cm\nWith maker's mark for Henri Picq workshop, signed Cartier\nAccompanied by report no. 2155827220 dated 20 December 2013 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 34.08 carat pear-shaped diamond is E colour, VSI clarity, and a Diamond Type Classification letter stating that the diamond is Type IA\n\nReport no. 2155827320 dated 16 December 2013 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 23.55 carat oval-shaped diamond is D colour, VVS2 clarity, a working diagram indicating that the clarity of the diamond is potentially Internally Flawless, and a Diamond Type Classification letter stating that the diamond is Type IIA\n\nReport no. 2155827783 dated 24 December 2013 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 6.51 carat marquise-shaped diamond is D colour, VS1 clarity, and a Diamond Type Classification letter stating that the diamond is Type IIA\n\nReport no. 5151827771 dated 20 December 2013 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 3.54 carat heart-shaped diamond is E colour, VS2 clarity, and a Diamond Type Classification letter stating that the diamond is Type IA
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brand

Cartier

title

A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE BROOCH, BY CARTIER

prelot

A PASSION FOR JEWELS

The Collection of a European Gentleman

signed

With maker's mark for Henri Picq workshop, signed Cartier

keywords

Cartier, 1910s, flowers & plants, Jewelry, brooch, diamond, Belle Époque

department

JEWELRY

literature

F. Cologni and E. Nussbaum, Platinum by Cartier, Harry N. Abrams Publishers, 1995, New York, pp. 100-101

H. Nadelhoffer, Cartier, Thames & Hudson, 2007 (original text from 1984), London, pp. 44-45

provenance

Christie's Geneva, 16 May 1991, lot 327

Private Collection

Solomon Barnato Joel (1865-1931)


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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