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Auction Description for Auctionata: Fine Jewelry from an American Collection
Viewing Notes:
A preview at Auctionata on May 05/06 is only possible by prior appointment.
Sale Notes:
The Fine Jewelry sale offers bold creations from American brands like Tiffany & Co. and Seaman Schepps, as well as jewels from historic European houses like Mellerio and Sterlé. Elegant, signed pieces for both day and evening wear await new owners at this exciting auction. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Fine Jewelry from an American Collection

(63 Lots)

by Auctionata


63 lots with images

May 7, 2014

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Seaman Schepps, Turquoise & Diamond Earclips, 1950s

Lot 1: Seaman Schepps, Turquoise & Diamond Earclips, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.14 carat yellow gold USA, 1950s Seaman Schepps - founded in New York in 1904 Signed with 'SEAMAN SCHEPPS' 6 diamonds with a total of approximately 0.50 carats 6 mm turquoise beads Height: 3.2 cm (each) Weight: 27.8 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. These stunning earclips were crafted by the New York jeweler Seaman Schepps in the 1950s. The large, fan-shaped earclips are designed as swirling knots of woven gold wire. These are accentuated in the center with white diamonds and along the outer edges with a spray of five 6 mm "sleeping beauty" turquoise beads. The earclips are in very good condition. They are each signed with 'SEAMAN SCHEPPS'. The height is 3.2 cm each and the pair weighs 27.8 grams. Seaman Schepps (1881-1972) Seaman Schepps was born in Manhattan in 1881. In 1934 he opened his doors on Madison Avenue and was well on his way to being known as the most innovative American jeweler of his time. While on a trip around the world, Mr. Schepps was so enamored with Hong Kong that he stayed there for three month. Asian motifs play a large part in the Schepps repertoire. Schepps blended the unexpected - rosewood with gold, natural seashells set with precious stones. His client list included President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Duchess of Windsor, and members of the Du Pont, Mellon and Rockefeller families. When Seaman Schepps passed on in 1972, he left behind a legacy of truly innovative design concepts. Many renowned art collectors, including Andy Warhol, have become aficionados of Schepps' work, collecting it as works of art. The Seaman Schepps tradition continues today with retail shops on Park Avenue in Manhattan and on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach Florida.

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Lavender Agate Bead Necklace with Gold Beads, 1980s

Lot 2: Lavender Agate Bead Necklace with Gold Beads, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1980s Marked with the purity '18K' Amethyst, fluorite, turquoise beads Length: c. 53 cm Weight: approximately 400 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This striking lavender agate bead necklace derives from the 1980s. The necklace is designed as a ten-strand torsade of lavender agate beads, interspersed with amethyst, fluorite, turquoise and 18 carat gold bead accents, twisted gently and secured with a simple gold hook closure. The necklace is a real statement piece and enhances the neckline in an extravagant fashion. The necklace is in very good condition. The clasp is marked with the purity '18K'. The length is approximately 53 cm and the weight is c. 400 grams.

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Cocktail Ring, Gold and Composite Turquoise, USA, c. 1950

Lot 3: Cocktail Ring, Gold and Composite Turquoise, USA, c. 1950

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.14 carat gold USA, around 1950 Composite turquoise In the popular 'Shrimp' design Ring size: 52 Good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This colorful domed ring is carved from a single piece of composite turquoise and decorated with 14 carat gold ropes. The golden ropes are situated in grooves that separate the domes. The design is known as 'shrimp' and was made popular by Seaman Schepps in the 1940s. Composite turquoise is made from pulverized turquoise dust bound with resin. As it can be difficult to find large specimens of turquoise in the finest color, jewelers turned to revolutionary new materials, such as composite turquoise, during World War II. The ring is in good condition with three tiny chips to the shank that are hardly visible. The ring size is 52.

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Van Cleef & Arpels, Golden

Lot 4: Van Cleef & Arpels, Golden "Leaf" Earclips, 1960s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold Paris, France, 1960s Van Cleef & Arpels - founded in Paris in 1906 Signed 'Van Cleef & Arpels', marked with the purity '750' With a French assayer's mark Numbered: '91257' Length: 3 cm (each) Weight: 14.0 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.The 18 carat gold earclips were made by the renowned jewelry firm Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1960s. The tailored, chased yellow gold leaves twist up the ear creating a design that is innovative and elegant at the same time. Elizabeth Taylor had over 40 items of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, most of them gifts from her husband Richard Burton. These beautiful ear clips exemplify the extraordinary craftsmanship behind the well-known name Van Cleef & Arpels. The earclips are in very good condition. They are each signed 'Van Cleef & Arpels', bare a French assayer's mark and the purity '750'. They each measure 3 cm and the pair weighs 14.0 grams. Van Cleef & Arpels (founded 1906) The Van Cleef & Arpels brand instantly conjures up an exciting image of large diamonds, rare rubies, historic sapphires and emeralds from princely collections. Throughout their firm's illustrious history, this high-jewelry house has consistently worked to improve methods for cutting stones, mounting stones, in the process crafting sophisticated pieces that will be treasured for generations. Faithful to the spirit of their founders, each piece of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is designed to enhance the beauty of exceptional stones. Although they are known for the use of precious gems, they have over time chosen to highlight the poetry of more unexpected materials such as mother-of-pearl shell, exotic woods and lacquer in line with the fashions of the times. Van Cleef & Arpels is actively involved with the preservation and presentation of their history today, putting together extensive shows from their archives in major world capitals.

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Van Cleef & Arpels, Ribbed Gold Feather Brooch, Paris, 1950s

Lot 5: Van Cleef & Arpels, Ribbed Gold Feather Brooch, Paris, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold France, 1950s Van Cleef & Arpels - founded in Paris in 1906 Signed 'VAN CLEEF ET ARPELS' Marked with French assayer's mark Numbered: 75702 Length: 7.1 cm Weight: 11.85 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. This 18 carat ribbed gold feather brooch was made by the renown Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1950s. The pin is designed as a twisted yellow gold feather with ribbed detailing on either side of the central polished gold stem. The fine pin is a truly elegant item of jewelry that lends itself perfectly to adorn a blazer or scarf. The pin is in very good condition. It measures 7.1 cm and weighs 11.85 grams. It is signed with 'VAN CLEEF ET ARPELS', is numbered with '75702' and bares the French assayers mark for 18 carat gold. Van Cleef & Arpels (founded 1906) The Van Cleef & Arpels brand instantly conjures up an exciting image of large diamonds, rare rubies, historic sapphires and emeralds from princely collections. Throughout their firm's illustrious history, this high-jewelry house has consistently worked to improve methods for cutting stones, mounting stones, in the process crafting sophisticated pieces that will be treasured for generations. Faithful to the spirit of their founders, each piece of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is designed to enhance the beauty of exceptional stones. Although they are known for the use of precious gems, they have over time chosen to highlight the poetry of more unexpected materials such as mother-of-pearl shell, exotic woods and lacquer in line with the fashions of the times. Van Cleef & Arpels is actively involved with the preservation and presentation of their history today, putting together extensive shows from their archives in major world capitals.

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David Webb, Rock Crystal Bead Necklace, USA, 1980s

Lot 6: David Webb, Rock Crystal Bead Necklace, USA, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold clasp, rock crystal USA, 1980s David Webb - founded in New York in 1948 Marked with the purity '18K' and the maker 'WEBB' White enamel Tumbled, carved and faceted rock crystal beads Length: 50 cm Weight: approximately 400 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This unique necklace was created by David Webb in the 1980s. An 18 carat yellow gold clasp enhanced with opaque white enamel is decorated with ten strands of tumbled, carved and facetted rock crystal beads. The necklace can be twisted and turned to suit the wearer's taste. A remarkable necklace with flair! The necklace is in very good condition. The original necklace consisted of ten strands of white freshwater pearls which were updated by the client to better coordinate with diamond jewelry. It is 50 cm long and weighs approximately 400 grams. The clasp is marked with the purity '18K' and bares the maker 'WEBB'.David Webb (1925-1975) American jeweler David Webb was born in Asheville, North Carolina and came to New York as a young man to establish his business in 1948. He was self-taught, with an exceptional talent for color as evidenced by the large archive of original sketches he produced. Hammered gold, animal motifs, opaque enamels and bold color combinations--like coral and jade, or carved crystal with black onyx--were all trademarks of his bold designs, which are instantly recognizable. Upon his untimely death at the age of 50, the business was carried on by Nina Silberstein, originally his accountant and then business partner, and her family. In 2009 the firm was purchased by a group of estate jewelers/investors who continue his artistic legacy. David Webb jewelry has always been produced in its own workshops on their own premises in Manhattan, as it is today. Recently, the first retrospective exhibition of his work was held at The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, accompanied by the publication of a book, "David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler", by Ruth Peltason.

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Cartier, Gold & Green Enamel 'Shrimp' Earclips, 1970s

Lot 7: Cartier, Gold & Green Enamel 'Shrimp' Earclips, 1970s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1970s Cartier - founded in Paris in 1847 Marked with the purity '18K' and the maker 'CARTIER' Numbered with '81704' Green enamel Height: 2.2 cm (each) Weight: 34.3 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. These stunning 18 carat gold earclips were fashioned by Cartier in the 1970s. The domed 'shrimp' design is adorned with segments of translucent bright green enamel that is set above a textured surface. The luscious green segments are separated by polished rows of gold beading. They are equipped with sturdy clip backs and signed with the famous company's name 'Cartier'. The pair of earclips is in very good condition. They are each 2.2 cm in height and the pair weighs 34.3 grams. They are each marked with the purity '18K' and bare the maker 'CARTIER'. They are numbered on the inside of the clip with '81704'. Cartier The exclusive French jeweler and watch company Cartier was founded in 1847 in Paris and gained international celebrity in 1904 with the famous "Santos de Cartier". The typical Cartier Panthère Decor with onyx and diamonds was first created in 1914 for a women's watch, in 1935 for a ring for the Duchess of Windsor and was later transformed to the famous jewelry series "Panthere de Cartier". Another milestone was the introduction of the Tank watch, which was inspired by British First World War tanks. In addition to jewelry and watches, Cartier offers a wide range of various leather goods, perfumes, pens, lighters, sunglasses and all sorts of accessories. Products by Cartier are must-haves in the internationally luxury segment.

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Gold Brooch/Pendant in Geometric Design, USA, 1970s

Lot 8: Gold Brooch/Pendant in Geometric Design, USA, 1970s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1970s Marked with the purity '18K' Diameter: 7.5 cm Weight: 65.6 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.The tailored, geometric brooch was crafted from 18 carat gold in America in the 1970s. Designed as pyramids of polished and twisted yellow gold wire and equipped with a pendant hook this is an extravagant item of jewelry which can be worn in numerous ways. It embodies a relatively simple design, yet packs a graphic punch typical of jewels during this period, and can be worn either as a brooch or suspended from a gold chain as a pendant. The brooch is in very good condition with only slight traces of wear. The clasp is marked with '18K'. The diameter of the brooch is 7.5 cm and the weight is 65.6 grams.

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Knot Earclips in Gold with Diamonds, France, 1980s

Lot 9: Knot Earclips in Gold with Diamonds, France, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold France, 1980s Marked with the French assay stamp, the 'eagle's head' 24 brilliant cut diamonds with a total of c. 2.5 carats Diameter: 2.9 cm Weight: 24.4 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This pair of 18 carat gold and diamond knot earclips was made in France in the 1980s. The elegant and soft shape lends itself to either be worn as squares or as diamond shaped earclips. They are designed as polished knots comprised of gathered ropes centering crossed bands of white brilliant cut diamonds. The diamonds have an overall weight of approximately 2.50 carats. The pair of earclips is in very good condition. They are each marked on the clip with the French assayer's mark and the purity.

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Friedman & Son,

Lot 10: Friedman & Son, "Egyptian" Motif Gold Cuff Bracelet, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1980s Custom made by Friedman & Son New York 1 cabochon emerald with approximately 3.00 carats 73 Diamonds with a total of approximately 1.50 carats 1 small circular cut ruby Circumference: 17.5 cm Weight: 157.2 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. This unusual cuff bracelet was custom made by the New York jeweler Friedman & Son in the 1980s. The wide, openwork cuff bracelet is hinged on one side and depicts Egyptian scenes in a continuous frieze. The center creates a large bird with wings outstretched that is pave-set with diamonds with a weight of approximately 1.50 carats and one ruby that is inset as the eye. Towering above the bird is a single emerald cabochon with a weight of approximately 3.00 carats. The cuff bracelet is in very good condition. It is marked on the inside with 'Friedman Son Inc, Rodin'. The circumference is 17.5 cm and the weight is 157.2 grams.

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Van Cleef & Arpels, Coral & Chrysoprase Earclips, 1970s

Lot 11: Van Cleef & Arpels, Coral & Chrysoprase Earclips, 1970s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold France, 1970s Van Cleef & Arpels - founded in Paris in 1906 Signed 'VCA' for Van Cleef & Arpels Marked with the French assayer's mark and the purity '750' Orange coral, chrysoprase (green onyx) Numbered: 'B3475 D6' Height: 1.9 cm (each) Weight: 23.3 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Van Cleef & Arpel's jewelry has been popular with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, who had a great number of their jewelry in her collection Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This pair of coral and chryoprase earclips was made by the renowned jeweler in the 1970s. The design of domed half-hoop earclips is adorned with twisted segments of carved orange coral and chrysoprase that are separated by polished gold wire. The earclips are exquisitely crafted, one to fit the right ear and one to fit the left ear. The earclips are in very good condition with the usual traces of wear. They are each signed with the maker, bare a French assayer's mark and are numbered with 'B3475 D6'. The height is 1.9 cm each and the pair weighs 23.3 grams. Van Cleef & Arpels (founded 1906) The Van Cleef & Arpels brand instantly conjures up an exciting image of large diamonds, rare rubies, historic sapphires and emeralds from princely collections. Throughout their firm's illustrious history, this high-jewelry house has consistently worked to improve methods for cutting stones, mounting stones, in the process crafting sophisticated pieces that will be treasured for generations. Faithful to the spirit of their founders, each piece of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is designed to enhance the beauty of exceptional stones. Although they are known for the use of precious gems, they have over time chosen to highlight the poetry of more unexpected materials such as mother-of-pearl shell, exotic woods and lacquer in line with the fashions of the times. Van Cleef & Arpels is actively involved with the preservation and presentation of their history today, putting together extensive shows from their archives in major world capitals.

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Van Cleef & Arpels - Style, Pair of Nesting Chains, c. 1965

Lot 12: Van Cleef & Arpels - Style, Pair of Nesting Chains, c. 1965

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold France, around 1965 French guarantee stamp for 18K gold Maker's marks for Pery et Fils Salmon orange coral beads 11 mm Chrysoprase beads 9 mm Length: 79 cm and 91 cm Weight: 228.8 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Pery & Fils manufactured similar models such as this fine pair for Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This pair of nesting long gold chains was manufactured in the Paris workshops of Pery & Fils around 1965. They are designed as alternating segments of classic twisted rope chains that are interspersed with round salmon orange coral beads and luscious green chrysoprase beads. The longer chain is equipped with a hinged hoop through which a pendant may be attached. The fine necklaces can also be joined together, allowing the wearer to customize length and style according to outfit or mood. The necklaces are in very good condition. One is 79 cm long and the other is 91 cm long. They weigh a total of 228.8 grams. They are each hallmarked on the inside of the clasp with the guarantee mark and the maker's mark.

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South Sea Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings, 20th Century

Lot 13: South Sea Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings, 20th Century

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat white gold USA, 20th Century Each marked with the purity '18K' South Sea cultured pearls: 13.3 x 12.4mm / 13.2 x 12.8 mm Weight: 8.1 grams Very good condition South Sea cultured pearl studs are a staple in every woman's jewelry wardrobe and make wonderful gifts, these are a fine example and would suit to mark an important event in someone's life Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This classic pair of pearl stud earrings is of relatively recent manufacture. Each ear stud is crafted in 18 carat white gold and adorned with a large south sea pearl. The studs feature ingenious push-on backs that position the pearl perfectly on the ear. This pair of fine pearl earrings is a classic and elegant item of jewelry. The earrings are in very good condition. The pair weighs 8.1 grams and is marked with the purity '18K'. The dimensions of the pearls are 13.3 x 12.4 mm and 13.2 x 12.8 mm.

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Art Deco Silver 'Souvenir' Case, France, c. 1915

Lot 14: Art Deco Silver 'Souvenir' Case, France, c. 1915

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.Sterling Silver France, around 1915 Marked with the silver guarantee mark 'boar's head' and a French maker's mark Numbered '9803' With ruby, sapphire and emerald cabochons Length: 1.5 cm; Width: 9.5 cm; Depth: 8.5 cm Weight: 193.3 grams Very good condition 'Souvenir' cases are rarely found on the market; this charming example recalls international travel in the days of The Orient Express and Cunard line steam ships to New York Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This exquisite sterling silver rectangular case was crafted in France around 1910. Its lid is decorated with an engraved section of the world map. Certain cities are highlighted with inset emerald, sapphire and ruby cabochons with the city's names delicately inscribed. These most certainly indicate places visited on a honeymoon or other memorable journey. Upon completion of such a trip, fashionable ladies and gentlemen would commission cigarette boxes or powder compacts from the best European jewelry houses in order to better remember their travels. Finally, the inside compartment is washed with yellow gold which adds an elegant finishing touch. The case is in very good condition with slight traces of wear commensurate with age and use. It measures 1.5 x 9.5 x 8.5 cm and weighs 193.3 grams. The case is marked on the inside of the rim with the French guarantee mark for silver, a maker's mark and a number.

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Di Modolo, Gold and Diamond Bangle & Ring Set, Italy

Lot 15: Di Modolo, Gold and Diamond Bangle & Ring Set, Italy

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat white gold Italy, 20th / 21st century Marked with the purity '750' and the maker 'di Modolo' Brilliant cut diamonds with a total of approximately 4.50 carats Ring size: 56 Bracelet circumference: 18 cm Weight: 58.3 grams (for the set) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. This elegant set of an 18 carat white gold bracelet and the matching ring was crafted in Italy. They convince with a polished surface and are adorned with a great number of brilliants that have an overall weight of a staggering 4.50 carats. The diamonds are set into an elegant open loop design that finds itself on the bangle as well as on the ring. The set is in very good condition. Each piece is marked with the purity '750' and the maker 'di Modolo'. The ring size is 56 and the circumference of the bangle is 18 cm. The set weighs 58.3 grams.

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Gold and Sodalite Necklace, Italy, 1970s

Lot 16: Gold and Sodalite Necklace, Italy, 1970s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold Italian, 1970s Sodalite cabochon Circumference: 39 cm Weight: 22.9 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. This extravagant 18 carat necklace with sodalite pendant was finely crafted in Italy in the 1970s. It is designed as a brushed yellow gold torque suspending a cascading pendant of polished gold pebbles culminating in a sodalite boulder. The hatched finish of the necklace combined with the use of the opaque blue stone give the piece the allure of Greek jewelry of the same period. The necklace is in very good condition. The circumference is 39 cm and it weighs a total of 22.9 grams.

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Verdura, Gold & Sapphire Nautilus Shell Earclips, 1990s

Lot 17: Verdura, Gold & Sapphire Nautilus Shell Earclips, 1990s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat green gold USA, 1990s Verdura - founded in New York in 1939 Signed 'VERDURA' and marked with the purity '750' Cabochon sapphires with a total of approximately 2.50 carats In original signed bright blue leather box Height: 3.2 cm (each) Weight: 38.8 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. These exceptional 18 carat green gold earclips were made by the renowned New York jeweler Verdura in the 1990s. The earclips are designed as nautilus shells and adorned at the center with a row of graduating blue sapphire cabochons. This pair of earclips speaks of great craftsmanship and innovative design and the three-dimensional shell can be viewed from any angle. The earclips are in very good condition. The measure 3.2 cm in height and the pair weighs 36.8 grams. They are each marked with the maker 'VERDURA' and the purity '750'. Verdura (founded 1939) Fulco di Verdura (1898-1978) collaborated with fashion designers Schiaparelli and Chanel working in costume jewelry. In the early 1940s he moved to New York and broke with American design standards to set entirely new trends. He was one of the first designers to make it fashionable for diamonds to be worn both during the day and evening. He is also known as one of the first major designers of the 20th century to set colored stones in yellow gold, at a time when diamonds set in platinum was the safe choice. The result were many exceptional designs, including a series of brooches made of seashells encrusted with precious stones. Other enduring influences were Greek mythology, Christian iconography, medieval themes and most notably Byzantine patterns, which resulted in his famous Maltese cross cuffs. Verdura maintains a retail salon at 745 Fifth Avenue in New York City, where they offer vintage pieces as well as contemporary jewels produced from designs in their vast archive.

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Max Cartier, 18 Carat Gold Cello Brooch, France, 1980s

Lot 18: Max Cartier, 18 Carat Gold Cello Brooch, France, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold France, 1980s Max Cartier (b. 1935) - French sculptor Signed 'Max Cartier' and marked with French assayer's mark Height: 8.3 cm Weight: 33.2 grams Good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This captivating brooch is realistically designed as a three dimensional cello. It is wrapped with wire and signed on the front with 'Max Cartier' in script. The French artist Max Cartier who is known for his large site-specific works, created a number of miniature sculptures in the 1980s. The brooch is one of these rare miniature sculptures and serves as a decorative and innovative item of jewelry. The brooch is in good condition with usual traces of wear. It measures 8.3 cm in height and weighs 33.2 grams. It is marked with the French assayer's mark and a maker's mark. It is signed on the front with 'Max Cartier'.

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Otto Klein, Crystal, Enamel and Diamond Suite, Germany, c. 1985

Lot 19: Otto Klein, Crystal, Enamel and Diamond Suite, Germany, c. 1985

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold Germany, around 1985 Otto Klein & Co. - founded in Hanau in 1909 Maker's mark for Otto Klein & Co. Stamped '750' for 18 carat gold Set with 53 white circular-cut diamonds weighing a total of approx. 5.00 carats Carved rock crystal, enamel Brooch diameter: 5.7 cm; Earclips diameter: 2.8 cm Weight: 104.8 grams (suite) Very good condition Otto Klein's impeccable designs display masterful craftsmanship; this set is a fine example of German lapidary skill and bold, original design Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This lively set by Otto Klein consists of a brooch and matching ear clips. Each item is designed as a cluster of carved clear rock crystal over teal colored enamel within bright green enamel borders that are accentuated with sparkling brilliants. 53 diamonds with a total weight of approximately 5.00 carats adorn this unique set. The brooch is equipped with a single pin back and safety catch and the ear clips with omega clip backs. These pieces are handmade and typical of the high quality we have come to expect from the famed German jeweler. The set is in very good condition. The diameter of the brooch is 5.7 cm and the diameter of the ear clips is 2.8 cm. The set weighs a total of 104.8 grams. Each piece bears a maker's mark and is stamped with the purity. Otto Klein (1885-1969) Otto Klein & Co. was founded by Mr. Otto Klein (1885-1969) in the goldsmith city of Hanau, Germany in 1909. Using only the finest materials and fresh, unparalleled design, Otto Klein & Co. was awarded "Best in Show" at the 1937 Paris World's Fair and also at the 1958 World Exhibition in Brussels. Their designs were shown in exclusive galleries where they won the hearts of royalty, European nobility and sophisticated clients of distinguished taste across the world. In 1973, the Applied Arts Museum of Frankfurt/Main in Germany displayed a curated collection of 24 pieces drawn from the Otto Klein & Co. archives. These pieces remain there today as a symbols of the exceptional workmanship for which the company has been known for more than one hundred years.

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Tiffany & Co. by Paloma Picasso, Aquamarine Ring, 1990s

Lot 20: Tiffany & Co. by Paloma Picasso, Aquamarine Ring, 1990s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat white gold USA, 1990s Tiffany & Co. - established in New York in 1837 Designed by Paloma Picasso (born 1949) Signed 'Tiffany & Co.' and 'Paloma Picasso' Marked with the purity '750' Aquamarine with a total of 12.00 carats In original case Ring size: 53 Weight: 29.1 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This striking 18 carat white gold ring was made by the renowned jewelers Tiffany & Co. and designed by Paloma Picasso. The cushion-cut aquamarine measures approximately 18 x 15 mm, weighs circa 12.00 carats and is of bright blue color and very good saturation. It is set horizontally within a bold, polished double-bezel mount. Paloma Picasso consistently uses very high quality stones in her designs for Tiffany & Co. Few Paloma Picasso jewels are mounted in white gold, most in yellow gold and sterling silver, which makes this particular ring both unusual and collectible.The ring is in very good condition. It is marked on the inside of the ring band with 'Tiffany & Co.' and 'Paloma Picasso' and the purity '750'. The ring size is 53 and the ring weighs 29.1 grams. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever mail-order catalogue of the US. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's" introduced an even larger audience to the company. Paloma Picasso (b. 1949) Paloma Picasso is a daughter of Spanish 20th-century artist Pablo Picasso and French painter/writer Françoise Gilot. Her artistic career began in 1968 when she became a costume designer in Paris. After her rhinestone necklace designs, crafted out of inexpensive flea market finds, gained recognition and admiration from critics, she enlisted in jewelry classes to hone her skills. Soon Yves Saint Laurent tapped her to design accessories for his collection; they became lifelong friends. By 1971 Paloma was working for the Greek jeweler Zolotas. In 1980, John Loring, Senior Vice-President and Design Director of Tiffany & Co. asked Picasso to create jewelry for the company. Thus began a lucrative collaboration with the American firm which continues today. Her bold designs for Tiffany are characterized by the use of large semi-precious stones, always of superior quality.

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Marina B, Gold & Diamond Illusion Hoop Earrings, 1980s

Lot 21: Marina B, Gold & Diamond Illusion Hoop Earrings, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat white gold Italy, 1980s Marina B - founded by Marina Bulgari in Geneva in 1978 Marked with the purity '750' and the maker '© Marina B' and 'MB' 54 brilliant cut diamonds with a total of approximately 2.00 carats Diameter: 2.6 cm (each) Weight: 24.5 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. This stunning pair of 'Odna' motif hoop earclips by the renowned jeweler Marina B was crafted in the 1980s. The design with raised decorative edging and segments is pave-set with brilliants with a total weight of approximately 2.00 carats. The hoops turn nicely along the jawline, giving the illusion that they pass through the ear lobe. The pair of earrings is in very good condition. Each earring is marked with the purity and the maker's mark as well as the numbering 'C3562'. Each earring has a diameter of 2.6 cm and the pair weighs a total of 24.5 grams.Marina B (founded 1970s) Marina Bulgari began her illustrious career with the company founded by her grandfather Sotirio Bulgari, where she created several of their enduring best-sellers. She left Bulgari S.p.A. in the late 1970's to found her own independent luxury brand, Marina B. At Marina B, she designed an incredible succession of iconic and legendary jewelry that bears the undeniable mark of her creative process. In the Eighties and Nineties, Marina B was embraced by connoisseurs, international jet setters and celebrities around the world as the epitome of style, elegance, and creativity in luxury jewelry.

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Seaman Schepps, Shell Brooch with Ruby & Sapphires, 1960s

Lot 22: Seaman Schepps, Shell Brooch with Ruby & Sapphires, 1960s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.14 carat yellow gold USA, 1960s Seaman Schepps - established in 1904 Marked with 'P.S.V.OF SEAMAN SCHEPPS' Natural shell Ruby cabochon with approximately 3.00 carats Sapphire cabochon with approximately 1.00 carat Height: 5 cm Weight: 52.2 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This prominent 14 carat gold shell brooch was made by the jeweler Seaman Schepps in the 1960s. The large white turbo shell is wrapped with solid gold wire and adorned with a ruby cabochon and a sapphire cabochon. There is further textured gold decoration in the form of swag of seaweed that seems to be growing up the side of the shell. The brooch is in very good condition. It is marked with 'P.S.V. of Seaman Schepps' for Patricia Schepps Vaill, his daughter, who was active beginning in the late 1960s. The brooch is equipped with sturdy double pin clip back and safety catch. It measures 5 cm in height and weighs 52.2 grams.Seaman Schepps (1881-1972) Seaman Schepps was born in Manhattan in 1881. In 1934 he opened his doors on Madison Avenue and was well on his way to being known as the most innovative American jeweler of his time. While on a trip around the world, Mr. Schepps was so enamored with Hong Kong that he stayed there for three month. Asian motifs play a large part in the Schepps repertoire. Schepps blended the unexpected - rosewood with gold, natural seashells set with precious stones. His client list included President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Duchess of Windsor, and members of the Du Pont, Mellon and Rockefeller families. When Seaman Schepps passed on in 1972, he left behind a legacy of truly innovative design concepts. Many renowned art collectors, including Andy Warhol, have become aficionados of Schepps' work, collecting it as works of art. The Seaman Schepps tradition continues today with retail shops on Park Avenue in Manhattan and on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach Florida.

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Crab Brooch with Fancy-Colored Sapphire, Italy, 1980s

Lot 23: Crab Brooch with Fancy-Colored Sapphire, Italy, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold Italy, 1980s Fancy colored sapphires with a total of approximately 21 carats Diameter: 12 cm Weight: 114.2 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This very large brooch, realistically designed as a crab, was crafted in 18 carat gold in Italy in the 1980s. Its polished body is adorned with faceted sapphires in different shapes and colors. The sapphires have an impressive overall weight of 21 carats. The precious stones sparkle in shades of golden yellow, pale blue and candy pink. The lifelike crab has flexible, articulated legs and claws and small round faceted pink sapphires are set into the protruding eyes. The brooch truly makes a statement and is unusual in both its whimsical design and large scale. The brooch is in very good condition. It is equipped with a sturdy double pin back with a safety catch. The diameter is 12 cm and it weighs 114.2 grams.

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Cocktail Ring, Gold and Morganite, France, 1950s

Lot 24: Cocktail Ring, Gold and Morganite, France, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat rose gold France, 1950s Marked with French assayer's mark of an 'eagle's head' and maker's mark Rectangular cut morganite (pink beryl) with approximately 12 carats Ring size: 48 Height: 2.2 cm Weight: 28.5 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. This 18 carat gold cocktail ring with a shimmering morganite was crafted in France around 1950. The broad ribbed gold ring band is set to center a large rectangular cut morganite in a lavish pink color. The gemstone measures 15 x 12 mm and has a weight of approximately 12 carats. The significant ring comfortably sits on the finger and serves as a real statement piece. Morganite is alongside aquamarine and emerald the best known and popular gemstone from the colorful group of the beryls. Up until 1911 the gemstone was known as pink beryl. The name 'Morganite' was applied in 1911 in the honor of the banker and mineral collector John Pierpont Morgan. The ring is in very good condition. The ring size is 48 and it weighs 28.5 grams. It is marked with a French assayer's mark on the outer ring band as well as an unidentifiable maker's mark.

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Sterlé Paris, Sculptural Gold Earclips, France, 1960s

Lot 25: Sterlé Paris, Sculptural Gold Earclips, France, 1960s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow and white gold France, 1960s Sterlé Paris - established in 1905 Engraved on the clip with maker 'STERLE PARIS' Marked with French assayer marks Height: 4.1 cm (each) Weight: 24.1 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These sculptural earclips were crafted by the jeweler Sterlé Paris in the 1960s. Built from yellow and white gold squiggles these interesting earclips can be worn either horizontally or vertically. Although these earclips are artistic and unusual in their appearance they do speak of the aggressive gold designs of the period. The earclips are in very good condition. They are signed with 'STERLE PARIS', numbered '9108' and bare the French assayer's mark for the Purity. They measure 4.1 cm each and the pair weighs 24.1 grams. Pierre Sterlé (founded 1945) French designer Pierre Sterlé, working in Paris, was a pivotal, award-winning designer notable for his innovative approach to jewelry design. His love of nature played out in his favorite motifs: birds, flowers, leaves and feathers. Sterlé's jewelry epitomized the dynamic of 1950s and 60s design and were characterized by great movement and energy. Aside from the sheer beauty and grace of his work, Sterlé's greatest contribution to the history of jewelry design was the invention of a fine gold braiding technique called "fil d'ange", allowing the creation of flexible rope-tassel fringes, horse manes, birds' tails, and botanically correct floral accents. In the late 1960s Sterle designed for Chaumet, who soon thereafter purchased his company and archives.

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Tiger's Eye Pendant in Gold Frame, Italy, 1970s

Lot 26: Tiger's Eye Pendant in Gold Frame, Italy, 1970s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold Italy, 1970s Marked with the purity '18K' and 'ITALY' Tiger's eye quartz Diameter: 6.1 cm Weight: 58.5 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This 18 carat gold and tiger's eye pendant was designed in Italy in the 1970s. A central square golden plaque with a portrait of an Inca god or warrior is set onto an octagonal plaque of tiger's eye quartz. The tiger's eye is held within a textured gold frame and suspended from a similarly textured, flexible bail. The pendant is highly decorative and exudes the bold style of the period. The pendant is in very good condition. It is marked with the purity '18K' and 'ITALY'. Its diameter is 6.1 cm and it weighs 58.5 grams.

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Tiffany & Co., Hematite & Red Jasper Bead Necklace, 1980

Lot 27: Tiffany & Co., Hematite & Red Jasper Bead Necklace, 1980

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1980 Tiffany & Co. - established in New York in 1837 Design by Angela Cummings Signed 'Cummings © 1980 T & Co. 18 K' Hematite beads, red jasper beads Length: ca. 80 cm Weight: approximately 400 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This stunning red jasper and hematite bead necklace was designed by Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co. in 1980. Cummings, who designed for Tiffany & Co. in New York between 1968 and 1984, made clever, memorable pieces for the firm during her tenure there. The long, soft, necklace is designed as a polished yellow gold starburst element stung with four strands of hematite and red jasper "lentil"-shaped beads. Cummings often used this type of beads and they later became her trademark. Tiffany & Co. is now actively buying back iconic examples of Cummings' work for their company archives. The necklace is in very good condition as it has recently been restrung. The length is approximately 80 cm. The clasp is marked with 'Cummings © 1980 T & Co. 18 K'. The necklace weighs approximately 400 grams. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever mail-order catalogue of the US. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's" introduced an even larger audience to the company. Angela Cummings (b. 1944) Angela Cummings was born in 1944 in Klagenfurt, Austria. She moved to the United States in 1947 as a child. She later returned to Europe to study at The Art Academy in Perugia, Italy and at Zeichenakademie, in Hanau, Germany graduating with a degree as a gemmologist, goldsmith and designer. Upon graduation in 1967 at the age of 23 she began working at Tiffany & Co. in New York under the tutelage of Donald Claflin. In 1971 she designed her first jewellery collection for Tiffany, under her own name, remarkable for its clever use of color and inlaid stones. Her wide cuff bracelets inlaid with jade lotus root slices and multi-colored coral roses are highly collectible. In 1984 she left Tiffany and started Angela Cummings Inc. launching her first in-store boutique in Bergdorf Goodman (New York). At the moment, surely as acknowledgement of her prominent place in the world of jewelry design, Tiffany is actively collecting Angela Cummings pieces for their extensive museum collection.

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Gold & Red Jasper Earrings, Germany, c. 2000

Lot 28: Gold & Red Jasper Earrings, Germany, c. 2000

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold Germany, ca. 2000 Red jasper Height: 4.2 cm Weight: 16.1 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These elegant gold and jasper earrings were crafted in Germany around 2000. The matte, conical gold elements are suspended from gold wires and feature jasper disc bases. The design reminds us of trumpet flowers and serves as a decorative earring. The pair of earrings is in very good condition. The height is 4.2 cm and the weight for the pair is 16.1 grams.

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Van Cleef & Arpels, Gas Tank Pillbox Charm, 1970s

Lot 29: Van Cleef & Arpels, Gas Tank Pillbox Charm, 1970s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.Vermeil (18 carat yellow gold over sterling silver) France, 1970s Van Cleef & Arpels - founded in Paris in 1906 Signed 'VCA' for Van Cleef & Arpels Marked with the purity '925' and a French assayer's mark Numbered: B 1126 D2' Height: 3.2 cm Weight: 13.5 grams Good condition Van Cleef & Arpels are internationally known for their high quality crafted jewelry Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.The vermeil charm realistically designed as a portable tank to hold gasoline is a wonderful little object which stands on its own. Suspended from a flexible triangular bail it opens to reveal a compartment for pills, saccharine, or treasured little objects that one might have. The unusual charm was crafted during the American presidency of Jimmy Carter to commemorate the oil and gasoline crisis.The charm is in good condition with the usual traces of wear. It is signed with 'VCA' and marked with the purity '925' as well as a French assayer's mark for silver. Van Cleef & Arpels (founded 1906) The Van Cleef & Arpels brand instantly conjures up an exciting image of large diamonds, rare rubies, historic sapphires and emeralds from princely collections. Throughout their firm's illustrious history, this high-jewelry house has consistently worked to improve methods for cutting stones, mounting stones, in the process crafting sophisticated pieces that will be treasured for generations. Faithful to the spirit of their founders, each piece of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is designed to enhance the beauty of exceptional stones. Although they are known for the use of precious gems, they have over time chosen to highlight the poetry of more unexpected materials such as mother-of-pearl shell, exotic woods and lacquer in line with the fashions of the times. Van Cleef & Arpels is actively involved with the preservation and presentation of their history today, putting together extensive shows from their archives in major world capitals.

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Verdura, Gold & Fossil Coral Bead Necklace, USA, 2006

Lot 30: Verdura, Gold & Fossil Coral Bead Necklace, USA, 2006

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 2006 Verdura - founded in New York in 1939 Signed with 'VERDURA' and marked with the purity '750' 20 x 16 mm fossil coral beads Length: 45 cm Diameter of clasp: 1.8 cm Weight: 22.9 grams In original signed navy leather drawstring bag Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.The fine fossil coral bead necklace was made by the New York jeweler Verdura and is of recent manufacture. A single strand of twenty 16 mm round fossil coral beads is fastened with a decorative 18 carat filigree ball clasp. The different colored fossil coral beads reveal wonderful natural textures and decorative markings. A truly unique and wonderful item of jewelry. The necklace is in very good condition. The length of the necklace is 45 cm and it weighs 22.9 grams. The clasp is marked with the maker 'VERDURA' and the purity '750'. Verdura (founded 1939) Fulco di Verdura (1898-1978) collaborated with fashion designers Schiaparelli and Chanel working in costume jewelry. In the early 1940s he moved to New York and broke with American design standards to set entirely new trends. He was one of the first designers to make it fashionable for diamonds to be worn both during the day and evening. He is also known as one of the first major designers of the 20th century to set colored stones in yellow gold, at a time when diamonds set in platinum was the safe choice. The result were many exceptional designs, including a series of brooches made of seashells encrusted with precious stones. Other enduring influences were Greek mythology, Christian iconography, medieval themes and most notably Byzantine patterns, which resulted in his famous Maltese cross cuffs. Verdura maintains a retail salon at 745 Fifth Avenue in New York City, where they offer vintage pieces as well as contemporary jewels produced from designs in their vast archive.

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Decorative Fan Earclips in Gold with Citrines, USA, 1940s

Lot 31: Decorative Fan Earclips in Gold with Citrines, USA, 1940s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1940s Marked with the purity '750' 20 faceted citrines with a total of c. 10 carats Height: 2.2 cm Weight: 21.7 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These decorative 18 carat gold fan earclips were fashioned in the 1940s. They are designed as puffed yellow gold shells and enhanced along the edges, the center and the base with round cut faceted citrines. The citrines are in a luscious golden yellow and orangy yellow shade and weigh a total of approximately 10 carats. The pair of earclips is in very good condition. The height is 2.2 cm and the overall weight is 21.7 grams. Each clip is marked with the purity '750' and numbered with '2910'. The large rose gold clip backs have been pierced so that posts can easily be added.

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Van Cleef & Arpels, Diamond Curb-Link Bracelet, 1950s

Lot 32: Van Cleef & Arpels, Diamond Curb-Link Bracelet, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.14 carat gold, platinum (purity 900) USA, 1950s Van Cleef & Arpels - founded in Paris in 1906 Signed 'VAN CLEEF & ARPELS' Numbered 'NY 10620' Brilliants with a total of approximately 6.00 carats Length: 18.4 cm; Width: 1.9 cm Weight: 81.1 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This dashing diamond bracelet was made by the renowned company Van Cleef & Arpels. It is designed as a straight row of thirteen polished 14 carat yellow gold curb links with six links of decorative diamond segments, which are mounted in platinum. The sparkling diamonds have an overall weight of approximately 6.00 carats and the clasp is hidden, adding to the elegant appeal of the bracelet. Van Cleef & Arpels was the jeweler that Robert Burton found the perfect ruby ring for his wife Elizabeth Taylor, who had more than 40 Van Cleef & Arpels designs in her extensive jewelry collection. The bracelet is in very good condition. The length is 18.4 cm and the weight is 81.1 grams. The clasp is signed with the maker 'VAN CLEEF & ARPELS' and numbered with 'NY 10620'. Van Cleef & Arpels (founded 1906) The Van Cleef & Arpels brand instantly conjures up an exciting image of large diamonds, rare rubies, historic sapphires and emeralds from princely collections. Throughout their firm's illustrious history, this high-jewelry house has consistently worked to improve methods for cutting stones, mounting stones, in the process crafting sophisticated pieces that will be treasured for generations. Faithful to the spirit of their founders, each piece of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is designed to enhance the beauty of exceptional stones. Although they are known for the use of precious gems, they have over time chosen to highlight the poetry of more unexpected materials such as mother-of-pearl shell, exotic woods and lacquer in line with the fashions of the times. Van Cleef & Arpels is actively involved with the preservation and presentation of their history today, putting together extensive shows from their archives in major world capitals.

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Gazdar, Pair of Enamel & Diamond Figurines, 1950s

Lot 33: Gazdar, Pair of Enamel & Diamond Figurines, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.21.6 carat yellow gold India, 1950s Gazdar - Indian jewelers founded in 1933 Rose cut diamonds with a total of approximately 0.50 carats In their original signed case stamped "Gazdar, Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay" Height: 3.8 cm (each) Weight: 94.4 grams (for the pair) Good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. These two amusing figurines of Rajasthani princes riding camels were made in India by the jeweler Gazdar in the 1950s. The Indian jeweler Gazdar opened his studio in the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay in 1933, where it remains in business today. Since its very beginnings Gadzar was famous for his high quality gemstones and exceptional craft. The figurines are situated on highly decorative oval bases and accented throughout with brightly colored enamels and fine rose-cut diamonds. The figurines are in good condition, only with some loss to the enamel and one bolt of eight on the base is missing. Each figure measures 3.8 cm in height and they weigh 94.4 grams as a pair.

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David Webb, 'Tutti Frutti' Diamond Ear Clips, New York, c. 1955

Lot 34: David Webb, 'Tutti Frutti' Diamond Ear Clips, New York, c. 1955

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold, platinum New York, USA, around 1955 David Webb - founded in New York in 1948 Signed with 'WEBB' Marked with the purity '18K' Carved rubies, sapphires, cabochon emeralds, diamonds In signed chocolate brown leather case and box Diameter: 2.9 cm Weight: 28.6 grams Very good condition David Webb opened for business in New York in 1948 and by the 1960s had become the favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor; these stunning ear clips derive from his early body of work Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These fashionable 'Tutti Frutti' ear clips are by the renowned American jeweler David Webb, made around 1955. The central element of precious gemstones in a platinum setting is original Art Deco and was crafted in the Indian taste of the 1930s. Emeralds, sapphires, rubies and diamonds are either faceted, carved as leaves or set as cabochons. The decorative central pieces were mounted by Webb as ear clips around 1955. Set within swirling yellow gold wreath frames they reveal pattern and contrast, and can be worn both in the day as well as the evening. The ear clips are in very good condition and come in a signed leather case and box. The diameter of each ear clip is 2.9 cm and the pair weighs 28.6 grams. They are each signed with 'WEBB' and marked with the purity '18K'. David Webb (1925-1975) American jeweler David Webb was born in Asheville, North Carolina and came to New York as a young man to establish his business in 1948. He was self-taught, with an exceptional talent for color as evidenced by the large archive of original sketches he produced. Hammered gold, animal motifs, opaque enamels and bold color combinations--like coral and jade, or carved crystal with black onyx--were all trademarks of his bold designs, which are instantly recognizable. Upon his untimely death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 50, the business was carried on by Nina Silberstein, originally his accountant and then business partner, and her family. The firm filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and was then purchased by a group of estate jewelers/investors who continue his artistic legacy. David Webb jewelry has always been produced in its own workshops on their own premises in Manhattan, as it is today. Recently, the first retrospective exhibition of his work was held at The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, accompanied by the publication of a book, "David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler", by Ruth Peltason.

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David Webb, Diamond, Sapphire & Ruby Bangle, 1980s

Lot 35: David Webb, Diamond, Sapphire & Ruby Bangle, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold, platinum (purity 900) USA, 1980s David Webb - founded in New York in 1948 Marked with the purity '18K' and 'PLATINUM' and the maker '© WEBB ®' 30 round cut rubies with a total of approximately 3.00 carats 36 round cut sapphires with a total of approximately 3.50 carats 16 brilliants with a total of approximately 1.50 carats Circumference: 14 cm Weight: 59.1 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. This 18 carat gold bangle was designed by the renowned jeweler David Webb in the 1980s. The polished yellow gold domed bangle is hinged at the base, graduating slightly in width towards the top and terminating in confronting puffed pear-shaped segments that are prong-set with round faceted rubies, sapphires and diamonds. It comfortably sits on the wrist and decorates it in an ornate fashion. The bangle is in very good condition with usual traces of wear. The circumference is 14 cm and the weight is 59.1 grams. It is marked on the inside with the maker '© WEBB ®' and the purity '18K' and 'PLATINUM'. David Webb (1925-1975) American jeweler David Webb was born in Asheville, North Carolina and came to New York as a young man to establish his business in 1948. He was self-taught, with an exceptional talent for color as evidenced by the large archive of original sketches he produced. Hammered gold, animal motifs, opaque enamels and bold color combinations - like coral and jade, or carved crystal with black onyx - were all trademarks of his bold designs, which are instantly recognizable. Upon his untimely death at the age of 50, the business was carried on by Nina Silberstein, originally his accountant and then business partner, and her family. In 2009 the firm was purchased by a group of estate jewelers/investors who continue his artistic legacy. David Webb jewelry has always been produced in its own workshops on their own premises in Manhattan, as it is today. Recently, the first retrospective exhibition of his work was held at The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, accompanied by the publication of a book, "David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler", by Ruth Peltason.

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Louis Tamis, Gold and Diamond Purse Watch, USA, 1950s

Lot 36: Louis Tamis, Gold and Diamond Purse Watch, USA, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.14 carat yellow gold USA, 1950s Louis Tamis - founded in New York in 1909 Marked with the purity '14K' and the maker 'LT' 24 Brilliants with a total of c. 0.50 carats Swiss made watch with mechanical movement Height: 3.2 cm; Width: 4.1 cm Weight: 50.1 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This charming 14 carat gold, hinged envelope revealing a fine Swiss made watch was crafted in America in the 1950s. The basket weave exterior of the envelope is adorned with a row of diamonds situated on the rim of the pointed envelope flap that functions as the clasp. The envelope opens to reveal a smooth and polished interior with a rectangular watch face on a swivel with fine golden hands. The dial is signed 'Coyle' and the bezel also bares the manufacturer's 'C'. The diamonds have an overall weight of approximately 0.50 carats and add to the appeal of this unusual and fine watch. The golden purse watch is in very good condition. During in house testing the watch was fully functional. Long term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. It is marked on the inside of the clasp with the purity and a maker's mark. During in-house testing the watch was fully functional. Long term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Louis Tamis (est. 1909) Louis Tamis, manufacturing jewelers in New York City since 1909, produced much of the jewelry designed by Paul Flato in the 1930s and 40s, as well as many of the gold and gem-set accessories, such as pens, pencils, compacts, cigarette cases, for Verdura.

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Henry Dunay, Coral & Diamond Earpendants in 18 C Gold, 1980s

Lot 37: Henry Dunay, Coral & Diamond Earpendants in 18 C Gold, 1980s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1980s Henry Dunay - founded in 1965 Marked with the purity '750', '18K', the maker's mark 'DUNAY' 58 diamonds with a total of approximately 1.89 carats Orange coral In original signed brown leather case Height: 6 cm (each) Weight: 47.5 grams (for the pair) Very good condition American jeweler Henry Dunay used only the finest materials and stones to craft his bold designs Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These spectacular pendant earclips were designed by Henry Dunay in the 1980s. The dramatic deep orange coral drops are suspended from 18 carat yellow gold earclips with a textured 'Sabi' finish. Sparkling brilliants run from the earclip towards a cluster of facetted diamonds that decoratively join the coral drops with the clip. A staggering 58 diamonds adorn this pair of earrings with a total weight of approximately 1.89 carats. The pair of earrings is in very good condition. They are each marked with the purity as well as the maker's mark. They each measure 6 cm in height and weigh 47.5 grams together.

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Van Cleef&Arpels;, Set of Gold and Diamond Dress Clips, c. 1950

Lot 38: Van Cleef&Arpels;, Set of Gold and Diamond Dress Clips, c. 1950

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold France, around 1950 Van Cleef & Arpels - founded in Paris in 1906 Signed 'Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris' Numbered '64880' and '4880' Diamonds with a total of approximately 5.00 carats In its original signed grey case Length: 3.8 cm; Width: 2.8 cm Weight: 110.3 grams Very good condition Since their foundation in 1896 Van Cleef & Arpels have been famous for high quality and innovative design; this set of four dress clips is rare and collectible from the period of post-war glamour and affluence Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This lot comprises a set of four elegant gold and diamond dress clips by the renowned French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels. They are designed in the famed 'zipper' motif and accentuated with brilliant cut diamonds that have a total weight of approximately 5 carats. Two of the clips feature a hinged clip back and the other two are crafted with hinged double pin backs. A dress clip is a unique and fashionable accessory that can be worn in a number of ways - for example as a brooch, or to fasten a blouse, or to gather a dress. The clips are all in very good condition. They each measure 3.8 cm in length and 2.8 cm in width and have a total weight of 110.3 grams. They come in their original signed Van Cleef & Arpels. Van Cleef & Arpels (founded 1906) The Van Cleef & Arpels brand instantly conjures up an exciting image of large diamonds, rare rubies, historic sapphires and emeralds from princely collections. Throughout their firm's illustrious history, this high-jewelry house has consistently worked to improve methods for cutting stones, mounting stones, in the process crafting sophisticated pieces that will be treasured for generations. Faithful to the spirit of their founders, each piece of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is designed to enhance the beauty of exceptional stones. Although they are known for the use of precious gems, they have over time chosen to highlight the poetry of more unexpected materials such as mother-of-pearl shell, exotic woods and lacquer in line with the fashions of the times. Van Cleef & Arpels is actively involved with the preservation and presentation of their history today, putting together extensive shows from their archives in major world capitals.

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Pair Gold Brooches with Diamonds, France, 1950s

Lot 39: Pair Gold Brooches with Diamonds, France, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold France, 1950s Marked with French assayer's mark of an 'eagle's head' and engraved with 'FRANCE' 12 antique cut rubies with a total of approximately 0.60 carats 9 antique cut sapphires with a total of approximately 0.45 carats 8 antique cut diamonds with a total of approximately 0.40 carats Height: 3.5 cm; 5.5 cm Weight: 34.1 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. This charming pair of chicken brooches was crafted from 18 carat gold in France in the 1950s. Seemingly like scrolling feathers, these brooches are actually stylized chicken, which becomes apparent on closer inspection. One male and one female chicken, each adorned with precious gemstones - sapphires, rubies and diamonds make up this wonderful set of brooches. They pin back clasps makes it possible to also wear these chickens as dress clips which could nicely style an evening dress. The brooches are in very good condition. They are each marked with the French assayer's mark of an 'eagle's head' and engraved with 'FRANCE'.

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Mellerio, 18 Carat Gold Cufflinks, France, 1950s

Lot 40: Mellerio, 18 Carat Gold Cufflinks, France, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold France, 1950s Mellerio dits Meller - founded in Paris in 1613 Engraved with the maker 'Mellerio Paris' Baring the French assayer's mark Personal engraving: '1946 C 1956', personal monograms: 'J' and 'P' Length: 3.2 cm (each) Weight: 14.7 grams (for the pair) Good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These simply elegant cufflinks were crafted by Europe's oldest continually operating jewelry house - Mellerio in Paris. Crafted in the 1950s these cufflinks are designed as curved gold ovals which comfortably hug the wrist bone. They are enhanced with two gold spheres each that pass through the button hole. The spheres are engraved with the letters 'J' and 'P'. The cufflinks are in good condition with usual traces of wear. They are each engraved with '1946 C 1956'; one bares the maker 'Mellerio Paris' and the other the number 'C. 77.327'. The spheres are further engraved with the letters 'J' and 'P'. The height is 3.2 cm each and the pair weighs 14.7 grams together. Mellerio The Mellerio family traces its origins to the Lombardy region of Italy in the 16th Century, the town of Creveggia, on the the Swiss-Italian border. In 1515, some members of the family moved to Paris, establishing themselves as jewelers and goldsmiths. They prospered and became royal jewelers to the court of Louis XIII, and in 1635 were granted the right to use the name Meller, thus the company name "Mellerio dits Meller". During the revolutions of 1749 and 1849 Mellerio relocated to Spain where they became jewelers to the court of Isabella II. The family later relocated to Paris and participated in many of the historic, international expositions including London in 1862, Vienna in 1873, Paris in 1925 (Exposition des Arts Decoratifs) and the New York World's Fair in 1939. Mellerio is the oldest brand in France, and despite its ties to the French court (Marie Antoinette), Dutch court and Spanish court is virtually unknown outside of France except for a handful of collectors and jewelry historians.

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Verdura, Gold Rope-Link Bracelet Watch, USA, c. 1960

Lot 41: Verdura, Gold Rope-Link Bracelet Watch, USA, c. 1960

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.14 carat yellow gold USA, around 1960 Fulco di Verdura (1898-1978) - Italian jeweler Dial signed 'VERDURA' Clasp marked with the purity '14K' Movement: mechanical In signed navy leather case Length: 18.5 cm, Width: 1.9 cm Weight: 116.5 grams Very good condition Provenance: from the estate of a New York City philanthropist Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This 14 carat yellow gold bracelet watch was designed by the Italian jeweler Fulco di Verdura in the 1960s. The elegant bracelet is formed from 14 curbed rope-links, of which one forms the setting for the watch head. Before opening his own salon in New York in 1939, Verdura designed jewelry for both Schiaparelli and Chanel. Verdura client Greta Garbo, the Swedish actress working in Hollywood, wore a polished version of this watch, paired with a matching bracelet on the same wrist, as her signature look. The bracelet watch is in very good condition with usual traces of wear. The clasp is marked with the purity '14K' and the dial is signed 'Verdura'. The length of the bracelet is 18.5 cm and the width is 1.9 cm. The overall weight is 116.5 grams. Verdura (founded 1939) Fulco di Verdura (1898-1978) collaborated with fashion designers Schiaparelli and Chanel working in costume jewelry. In the early 1940s he moved to New York and broke with American design standards to set entirely new trends. He was one of the first designers to make it fashionable for diamonds to be worn both during the day and evening. He is also known as one of the first major designers of the 20th century to set colored stones in yellow gold, at a time when diamonds set in platinum was the safe choice. The result were many exceptional designs, including a series of brooches made of seashells encrusted with precious stones. Other enduring influences were Greek mythology, Christian iconography, medieval themes and most notably Byzantine patterns, which resulted in his famous Maltese cross cuffs. Verdura maintains a retail salon at 745 Fifth Avenue in New York City, where they offer vintage pieces as well as contemporary jewels produced from designs in their vast archive.

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Verdura, Garnet & Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch, 1990s

Lot 42: Verdura, Garnet & Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch, 1990s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1990s Verdura - founded in New York in 1939 Signed VERDURA Rhodolite garnets with a total of approximately 25.00 carats Diamonds with a total of approximately 0.60 carats In original signed light blue leather case Diameter: 5.7 cm Weight: 53.8 grams Very good condition Fulco di Verdura's jewelry was favorite to the likes of Princess Diana or the fashion icon and designer Coco Chanel Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This dazzling garnet and diamond Maltese cross brooch was made by Verdura in the 1990s. The design for the Maltese cross first established itself in the 1930s and took its inspiration from Byzantine mosaics. The polished yellow gold brooch set throughout with faceted oval rhodolite garnets and white diamond accents. The rhodolite garnets shimmer in a pinkish plum color and have an overall weight of approximately 25.00 carats. The brooch is in very good condition. It is marked with the maker 'VERDURA'. The diameter is 5.7 cm and it weighs 53.8 grams. Verdura (founded 1939) Fulco di Verdura (1898-1978) collaborated with fashion designers Schiaparelli and Chanel working in costume jewelry. In the early 1940s he moved to New York and broke with American design standards to set entirely new trends. He was one of the first designers to make it fashionable for diamonds to be worn both during the day and evening. He is also known as one of the first major designers of the 20th century to set colored stones in yellow gold, at a time when diamonds set in platinum was the safe choice. The result were many exceptional designs, including a series of brooches made of seashells encrusted with precious stones. Other enduring influences were Greek mythology, Christian iconography, medieval themes and most notably Byzantine patterns, which resulted in his famous Maltese cross cuffs. Verdura maintains a retail salon at 745 Fifth Avenue in New York City, where they offer vintage pieces as well as contemporary jewels produced from designs in their vast archive.

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Tiffany & Co., Pink Tourmaline Earclips, 1982

Lot 43: Tiffany & Co., Pink Tourmaline Earclips, 1982

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 1982 Tiffany & Co. - established in New York in 1837 Design by Angela Cummings Engraved on the back with '© 1982 TIFFANY & CO. 18K CUMMINGS' 40 pink tourmaline with a total of approximately 10 carats In original signed navy suede box Height: 2.2 cm (each) Weight: 16.4 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These fashionable earrings were made by the internationally renowned company Tiffany & Co. and rely on a design by Angela Cummings. Cummings, who designed for Tiffany & Co. in New York between 1968 and 1984, made clever, memorable pieces for the firm during her tenure there. Designed as a 4 x 4 matrix of square emerald-cut tourmalines in two shades of pink- bright pink and darker, reddish-pink, these earrings carry an architectural inspired design. The gemstones are situated within a polished yellow gold grid with the addition of a fifth row slanting downward at an angle for visual interest on the ear. Tiffany & Co. is now actively buying back iconic examples of Cummings' work for their company archives. The pair of earclips is in very good condition. They are each engraved on the back with '© 1982 TIFFANY & CO. 18K CUMMINGS'. They are each 2.2 cm in height and the pair weighs 16.4 grams. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever US mail-order catalogue. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' introduced an even larger audience to the company. Tiffany & Co has always been at the forefront of fashion; just this year the company launched a collection in conjunction with the new rendition of the classic 'The Great Gatsby'. Angela Cummings (b. 1944) Angela Cummings was born in 1944 in Klagenfurt, Austria. She moved to the United States in 1947 as a child. She later returned to Europe to study at The Art Academy in Perugia, Italy and at Zeichenakademie, in Hanau, Germany graduating with a degree as a gemmologist, goldsmith and designer. Upon graduation in 1967 at the age of 23 she began working at Tiffany & Co. in New York under the tutelage of Donald Claflin. In 1971 she designed her first jewellery collection for Tiffany, under her own name, remarkable for its clever use of color and inlaid stones. Her wide cuff bracelets inlaid with jade lotus root slices and multi-colored coral roses are highly collectible. In 1984 she left Tiffany and started Angela Cummings Inc. launching her first in-store boutique in Bergdorf Goodman (New York). At the moment, surely as acknowledgement of her prominent place in the world of jewelry design, Tiffany is actively collecting Angela Cummings pieces for their extensive museum collection.

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Freshwater Pearl Earclips in Gold with Diamonds, USA, 1950s

Lot 44: Freshwater Pearl Earclips in Gold with Diamonds, USA, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.14 carat yellow gold USA, 1950s Clip backs marked with the purity '14K' Silver baroque freshwater pearls 6 baguette cut diamonds with a total of c. 0.50 carats Height: 3 cm (each) Weight: 22.9 grams (for the pair) Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible. These fine 14 carat gold earclips were crafted in the 1950s. The oval shaped earclips, centering silver freshwater baroque pearls within double rope motif frames, are accentuated with curved segments inset with baguette cut diamonds. The earclips are in very good condition. They are each marked on the clip with the purity '14K'. The height is 3 cm each and the weight is 22.9 grams for the pair.

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Bulgari, Gold & Diamond Scroll Brooch, 1960s

Lot 45: Bulgari, Gold & Diamond Scroll Brooch, 1960s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.Yellow gold (purity 750) France, 1960s Bulgari - founded in Rome in 1884 Baring the maker's mark 'BVLGARI' Marked with the purity '18K' and '750' 24 brilliant cut diamonds with a total of approximately 2.50 carats Measurements: 10.5 x 3 cm Weight: 32.9 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.Italian jeweler Bulgari, based in Rome, manufactured a good deal of its pieces in France during the 1960s and 70s. Bulgari is internationally known for their luxurious and fashionable collections. This stunning and innovative brooch is a testimony to their elegant pieces of jewelry. The brooch is designed as a long twisting scroll with tapered ends and accentuated at the twisted edges with 24 sparkling brilliants. The surface of the 18 carat gold brooch is nicely textured and the diamonds have an overall weight of approximately 2.50 carats. The brooch is in very good condition. It measures 10.5 x 3 cm and weighs 32.9 grams. It is marked with the purity and engraved with 'BVLGARI'.Bulgari Bulgari was founded by Sotirio Bulgari, who was descended from a family of silversmiths. In 1884 he opened his first shop in Rome on the Via Sistina, and then in 1905 moved to the Via dei Condotti where the shop remains today. His sons Giorgio and Costantino took over the business in 1932. They are credited with creating the highly distinctive 'Bvlgari' style, inspired by Greek and Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance, and the 19th century Roman school of goldsmiths. Bulgari jewels set with ancient coins are signature pieces, as are the firm's flexible, ribbed gold "tubogas" necklaces, bracelets, wristwatches and earrings. The top echelon of Italian society has patronized Bulgari for decades; some of their more illustrious clientele include actresses Anna Magnani, Gina Lolobrigida and Elizabeth Taylor. The 1970s marked the beginning of Bulgari's international expansion with the opening of stores in New York (its first overseas), Paris, Geneva, and Monte Carlo, building towards more than 155 international stores today.

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McTeigue, Gold & Diamond Acanthus Leaf Earclips, 1950s

Lot 46: McTeigue, Gold & Diamond Acanthus Leaf Earclips, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold, platinum (purity 900) USA, 1950s McTeigue - funded in New York in 1895 Marked with the purity '18K', 'PLAT' and the maker 'McT' 30 brilliant cut diamonds with a total of approximately 0.90 carats Height: 2.8 cm (each) Weight: 9.8 grams (for the pair) Very good condition McTeigue is an American jewelers based in New York City since 1895 and known for their stylish yet restrained designs Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This elegant pair of gold and diamond acanthus leaf earclips was made by the renowned jeweler McTeigue in New York in the 1950s. The earclips are designed as sprays of acanthus leaves in yellow gold, one leaf crafted in platinum and entirely besotted with brilliants. Further brilliants are set to accentuate this stunning pair of earclips. The curved branch perfectly sits on the earlobe and flatters the wearer in an understated chic manner. The pair of earrings is in very good condition. Each earclip is marked with the purity and the maker. The height of each clip is 2.8 cm and the pair weighs 9.8 grams. McTeigue Founded in New York in 1885 by Walter P. McTeigue, the firm established a reputation for manufacturing fine diamond jewelry. By the 1920's, under the name McTeigue & Company, their designs were showcased on a regular basis in the jewelry trade publication "Jewelers' Circular." The business has changed hands on more than one occasion, most recently in 1991, when McTeigue & Co. was acquired by Tiffany & Co.

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Marianne Ostier, Cultured Pearl & Diamond Bracelet, 1950s

Lot 47: Marianne Ostier, Cultured Pearl & Diamond Bracelet, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.Platinum (purity 900), 18 carat white gold USA, 1950s Marianne Ostier - New York jeweler founded in 1938 Marked with maker's mark 'MO' 11 rows of 3-4 mm black cultured pearls Diamonds with a total weight of approximately 8.00 carats Length: 20 cm Weight: 68.4 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This remarkable bracelet was made by the New York jeweler Marianne Ostier in the 1950s. Centering an elegant platinum and 18 carat white gold clasp featuring six domed parallel rows of white circular-cut and baguette-cut diamonds situated within flared diamond borders. The different cut diamonds have an overall weight of approximately 8.00 carats. The bracelet is strung with eleven strands of 3-4 mm black cultured pearls that can be turned and twisted to one's liking. Bracelets such as this one were highly popular in the 1950s and often worn in pairs- one with white and the other with black pearls. Similar examples were also produced by David Webb and Verdura. The bracelet is in very good condition. It was recently restrung. It can also be easily restrung to accommodate both smaller and larger wrist sizes. The color of the pearls has not been tested for whether it is natural. The length is approximately 20 cm and it weighs 68.4 grams. It is marked with 'MO' for the maker. Marianne Ostier (b. 1902) In 1938 Oliver Ostier emigrated to America and founded the firm of Ostier Inc. Within a short time they became one of New York's leading jewelers, with Marianne Ostier, his wife, a painter and sculptor, responsible for the designs. She won numerous industry awards including the Diamond USA Award and the Diamond International Award. In addition, she became the first lifetime member elected to the Diamonds International Academy, the hall of fame for modern jewelry designers. In 1966, at the Finch College Museum of Art, she represented the United States in an exhibition that featured the world's leading jewelry designers from ten countries, including Georges Braque and Salvador Dali. Marianne Ostier took great interest not only in jewelry design but how jewels were meant to be worn. She published "Jewels and the Woman", a basic primer on the art of wearing jewelry. Soon after the death of her husband in 1969, Marianne Ostier closed the business, whose inventory was dispersed at auction by Parke-Bernet in a memorable single-owner sale that year.

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Oscar Heyman & Bros., Sapphire & Diamond Dress Clips, 1950s

Lot 48: Oscar Heyman & Bros., Sapphire & Diamond Dress Clips, 1950s

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.Platinum (purity 900) USA, 1950s Oscar Heyman & Bros. - founded in New York in 1912 Each stamped 'OHB' for Oscar Heyman & Bros. 14 Fancy-colored sapphires with an overall weight of approximately 28 carats Diamonds with a total of approximately 4.00 carats Numbered: '505165' Height: 3.8 cm (each) Weight: 30.8 grams (for the pair) Very good condition American manufacturing jewelers Oscar Heyman & Bros. are known for their use of top quality gem stones; these fanciful dress clips are a testimony to their outstanding craft Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These fancy sapphire and diamond dress clips were crafted by the renowned New York jeweler Oscar Heyman & Bros. in the 1950s. Each elegantly curving clip is adorned with seven fancy and natural colored kite-shaped sapphires. The sapphires are in green, cornflower blue, peach, lavender, rich blue, bright and pale pink. Each clip is further decorated with a number of 36 brilliant and baguette cut diamonds that supply the beautiful clips with a sparkle. One of the clips is equipped with a hinged loop, allowing for it to be worn as a pendant on a chain. The clips can therefore be worn as a pair, fastened on an evening gown, or as necklace and brooch, according to the taste or outfit of the wearer. The dress clips are in very good condition. They are each marked with 'OHB' for the maker and numbered with '505165'. They are each 3.8 cm in height and the pair weighs a total of 30.8 grams.

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Platinum Cocktail Ring, Aquamarine & Diamond, around 1945

Lot 49: Platinum Cocktail Ring, Aquamarine & Diamond, around 1945

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.Platinum (purity 950) USA, around 1945 Marked with the purity 'PT 950' Rectangular cut aquamarine with a total of c. 40.25 carats 12 baguette cut diamonds with a total of c. 1.00 carat Ring size: 52 Weight: 25.4 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This dramatic aquamarine and diamond cocktail ring in platinum was made in the 1940s. Centering a large rectangular cut aquamarine (25 x 20 mm) in a lovely sky blue coloring with good color saturation, the ring is a true statement piece. The aquamarine weighs approximately 40.25 carats and is prong set in a platinum basket. The ring comprises a heavy platinum shank with split shoulders that are further enhanced at the compass points with elegant triple baguette diamond clusters. The ring is in very good condition with usual traces of wear. The stone was recently unmounted and polished at the New York City workshops of Carvin French, as was the ring. The ring size is 52 and weighs 25.4 grams. The ring is marked with the purity 'PT 950' on the inside of the shank.

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Nicholas Varney, Pearl & Diamond Earclips, 2001

Lot 50: Nicholas Varney, Pearl & Diamond Earclips, 2001

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Description: Auction announcements 29th April 2014 Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.18 carat yellow gold USA, 2001 Nicholas Varney - American jewelry designer Engraved with the maker 'N Varney' Marked with the purity '18K' 2 x 15 mm baroque cultured South Sea pearls White and fancy yellow diamonds with a weight of app. 1.50 carats total Height: 1.5 cm Weight: 15.4 grams Very good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.These one of a kind 'rose thorn' earclips were designed by the renowned New York jeweler Nicholas Varney. His exclusive pieces are always of unique design, exceptional quality and materials. These earclips in 18 carat yellow gold are each adorned with a 15 mm baroque cultured south sea pearl, one in a fancy pale pink shade and the other in a deep silvery brown shade. Each pearl is decorated with a set of diamond thorns, one besotted with fancy yellow diamonds and the other with white diamonds. These earclips are in very good condition. They are each marked with the purity '18K' as well as they bare the maker 'N Varney'. They are each 1.5 cm in height and the pair weighs 15.4 grams. American designer Nicholas Varney has an exceptional color sense and talent far beyond his years. Known for his work with opals, spinels and organically-shaped pearls, his one-of-a-kind creations are wildly expensive at retail, offered exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City as well as selected fine retail stores across the United States. Jewelry collectors place him in the same category of living designers as JAR, James de Givenchy for Taffin, and Hemmerle. Nicholas Varney Nicholas Varney is an artist working in jewelry as his medium. His jewels, most of them one-of-a-kind, are built around stones, their color and shape often inspiring the design of each piece. Black opals, orange fire opals, iridescent abalone shell, faceted purple spinels and yellow-green tsavorite garnets weave their way into his cuff bracelets, drop earrings and dramatic cocktails rings. Attention to surface detail and contrasting colors and textures characterize his work. His designs are available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City as well as better retail stores across the United States. Nicholas Varney jewelry is often compared to that of living jewelers James de Givenchy for Taffin and JAR, American designer Joel Rosenthal working in Paris.

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