0410

A pair of blue chalcedony, sapphire and diamond "blue gardenia" ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels. photo image 2009 Christie's Ltd

Each flowerhead set with carved cabochon blue chalcedony and circular-cut diamond petals to the cabochon sapphire pistils, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold, one small diamond deficient, 2.7 cm wide. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. N.Y. 63431. Est. CHF6,000 - CHF8,000 ($5,950 - $7,934) - Price Realized CHF52,500 ($51,851)

0637

A set of mother-of-pearl and diamond 'rose de Noël' jewellery, by Van Cleef & Arpels. photo image 2009 Christie's Ltd

Comprising a brooch/necklace clip, designed as a flowerhead set with six mother-of-pearl petals to the brilliant-cut diamond pistil centre; and a pair of ear clips en suite, brooch 5.0 cm, ear clips 4.0 cm wide, with adjustable purple silk choker fitting for brooch, with French assay marks for gold, in Van Cleef & Arpels blue suede case and beige suede pouch. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, brooch no. B1002P1, ear clips no. B3001P1 (3). Est. CHF15,000 - CHF20,000 ($14,876 - $19,835) - Price Realized CHF43,750 ($43,210)

0666

A pair of diamond 'jonquilles' ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels. photo image 2009 Christie's Ltd

Each designed as a pavé-set diamond flowerhead with a brilliant-cut diamond pistil, 2.7 cm wide, with French assay marks for gold, in a Van Cleef & Arpels brown suede case. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels no. 136487. Est. CHF6,000 - CHF8,000 ($5,950 - $7,934) - Price Realized CHF25,000($24,691)

1146

A gold, wood and diamond 'clematite' brooch and pair of ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels. photo image 2009 Christie's Ltd

The brooch set with carved wood collet petals with brilliant-cut diamond and gold pistil centre, to the gold leaf and stem; and a pair of ear clips en suite; circa 1970, brooch 7.0 cm long, ear clips 3.7 cm wide, with French assay marks for gold, in two Van Cleef & Arpels beige suede cases. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, brooch no. B 1003 B 39, ear clips no. B 3003 B 34 (2). Est. CHF8,000 - CHF12,000 ($7,934 - $11,901) - Price Realized CHF22,500 ($22,222)

Notes : Cf. Sylvie Raulet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Editions du Regard, Paris, 1986, page 144

1159

A pair of chrysoprase and diamond ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels. photo image 2009 Christie's Ltd

Each flowerhead set with six carved chrysoprase petals to the brilliant-cut diamond pistil centre, 3.4 cm wide, with French assay marks for gold, in a Van Cleef & Arpels beige suede case. Signed VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels, no. B3457. Est. CHF4,000 - CHF6,000 ($3,967 - $5,950) - Price Realized CHF13,750 ($13,580)

1486

A pair of mother-of-pearl and diamond 'rose de Noël' ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels. photo image 2009 Christie's Ltd

Each flowerhead set with six mother-of-pearl petals to the brilliant-cut diamond pistil centre, 4.0 cm diameter, with French assay marks for gold, one petal damaged. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, NY 3K908 52 and B3001. Est. CHF5,000 - CHF7,000 ($4,959 - $6,942) - Price Realized CHF11,875 ($11,728)

Christie's. Jewels : The Geneva Sale. 18 November 2009. Geneva - Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues www.christies.com