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Lot 65: GEM SET AND DIAMOND BROOCH, PALOMA PICASSO FOR TIFFANY & CO., 1987

Est: CHF 6,000 - CHF 9,000Sold:
Sotheby'sMay 12, 2015Geneva, Switzerland

Item Overview

Description

Designed as a stylised bug, the body set with an octagonal amethyst and four coral cabochons, the head highlighted with a rectangular citrine and the legs set with brilliant-cut diamonds, signed Paloma Picasso and Tiffany & Co.

Condition Report

Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that certain permits may be required for export. If you are interested in this lot, please contact the Jewellery Department before bidding. Stamped 750 and 18K for 18 carat gold. Signed Paloma Picasso and Tiffany & Co, inscribed 1987 referring to the date. The octagonal amethyst measuring approximately 25.20 x 22.14 x 12.56mm and calculated to weigh approximately 40.00 carats, with minor scratches and abrasions, clean to the naked eye. The citrine measuring approximately 9.89 x 7.95 x 5.26mm, and calculated to weigh approximately 2.80 carats, clean to the naked eye. Cabochon coral of strongly saturated red colour, with minor scratches and a few visible growth structures including one minor fissure. Diamonds bright and lively. Pin secured with rotating safety catch. Normal signs of wear to the metal, scratches consistent with use. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 93 grams.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones and to the Notice regarding import of Burmese jadeite and rubies into the US.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Literature

Cf: John Loring, Tiffany Fauna, New York, 2003, pg. 25 for an illustration of a jewel of this design.

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Auction Details

Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels

by
Sotheby's
May 12, 2015, 10:30 AM CET

2 rue François-Diday, Geneva, Canton of Geneva, CH-1204, CH

Terms

Live bidding may start higher or lower

Buyer's Premium

CHF1 - 200,000:30.0%
CHF200,001 - 3,000,000:25.0%
CHF3,000,001+:17.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
CHF0CHF999CHF50
CHF1,000CHF1,999CHF100
CHF2,000CHF2,999CHF200
CHF3,000CHF3,199CHF200
CHF3,200CHF3,799CHF300
CHF3,800CHF4,199CHF200
CHF4,200CHF4,799CHF300
CHF4,800CHF4,999CHF200
CHF5,000CHF9,999CHF500
CHF10,000CHF19,999CHF1,000
CHF20,000CHF29,999CHF2,000
CHF30,000CHF31,999CHF2,000
CHF32,000CHF37,999CHF3,000
CHF38,000CHF41,999CHF2,000
CHF42,000CHF47,999CHF3,000
CHF48,000CHF49,999CHF2,000
CHF50,000CHF99,999CHF5,000
CHF100,000CHF199,999CHF10,000
CHF200,000CHF299,999CHF20,000
CHF300,000CHF319,999CHF20,000
CHF320,000CHF379,999CHF30,000
CHF380,000CHF419,999CHF20,000
CHF420,000CHF479,999CHF30,000
CHF480,000CHF499,999CHF20,000
CHF500,000CHF999,999CHF50,000
CHF1,000,000CHF1,999,999CHF100,000
CHF2,000,000CHF2,999,999CHF200,000
CHF3,000,000CHF3,199,999CHF200,000
CHF3,200,000CHF3,799,999CHF300,000
CHF3,800,000CHF4,199,999CHF200,000
CHF4,200,000CHF4,799,999CHF300,000
CHF4,800,000CHF4,999,999CHF200,000
CHF5,000,000CHF9,999,999CHF500,000
CHF10,000,000+CHF1,000,000

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