Lot 188: Gold, Diamond and Sapphire ''Chouquette'' Brooch, Rene Boivin
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Gold, Diamond and Sapphire 'Chouquette' Brooch, Rene Boivin
18 kt., the stylized flower centering one oval sapphire approximately 3.75 cts., topped by 7 round sapphires, surrounded by flared petals set with 43 round diamonds approximately 3.00 cts., further embellished by 69 round sapphires, with maker's mark and French assay marks, approximately 19 dwts.
Similar example: Rene Boivin Jeweller by Francoise Cailles, p. 249.
Center sapphire: bright medium deep cornflower blue with violet hue, slightly included, very nice step-cut, lively.
Sapphires: medium light to medium deep blue, slightly to moderately included, several chips/cavities, lively.
Diamonds: G-H-mostly VS, several SI.
Good condition. Normal wear. 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches.
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