Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Diamond, Ruby and Mother of Pearl Penguin Brooch(171 views)
Description: A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold brooch with diamonds, ruby, black enamel and mother of pearl by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 9 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .27 carats, a round ruby with an approximate total weight of .02 carats, and mother of pearl composing the body and wings. Made in France sold in USA. The whimsical penguin was from the VCA 'La Boutique' collection, first introduced in 1954. (Item No.: 17056)
Condition Report: Excellent
Dimensions: 1 1/4 inches in length x 1 inch in width
Artist or Maker: Van Cleef & Arpels
Literature: Similar pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels The Art of High Jewelry, by Evelyne Possémé (editor), Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, pages 194-195.