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Very Fine Diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's

Claw-set with an oval diamond weighing 10.73 carats, between shoulders set with tapered baguettes, mounted in platinum, size 56, signed VCA NY and numbered. Est. 650,000—950,000 CHF Lot Sold 1,538,500 CHF

Accompanied by GIA report no. 2115396577 stating that the diamond is D Colour, Internally Flawless.

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Emerald and diamond ring, monture Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's

The step-cut rectangular emerald framed with brilliant-cut diamonds, the triangular shoulders set with similar diamonds, mounted in platinum, size 50, signed Monture Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, the emerald may be detached from the diamond mount, (see illustration). Est. 90,000—140,000 CHF Lot Sold 104,500 CHF

Accompanied by CCIP report no. 173196, stating that the emerald shows characteristics of emeralds from Colombia, occurrences with minor indications of clarity enhancement (oil).

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Turquoise, lapis lazuli and diamond sautoir, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1929. photo Sotheby's

The tassel of turquoise beads to a circular stepped lapis lazuli surmount embellished with millegrain-set single-cut diamonds, suspended from a plain turquoise bead necklace, unsigned, numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 23,000—38,000 CHF Lot Sold 100,900 CHF

Accompanied by a letter of authentication from Van Cleef & Arpels

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Diamond brooch 'mouette', Van Cleef & Arpels, 1926. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a bird in flight pierced and millegrain-set with rose and circular-cut diamonds, with a cabochon gemstone eye, mounted in platinum, unsigned, numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 14,000—20,000 CHF Lot Sold 68,500 CHF

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Suzanne Tennenbaum & Janet Zapata, The Jeweled Menagerie, London, 2001, page 88-89 for examples of similar bird brooches from the 1920s by Van Cleef & Arpels

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Yellow gold and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1945. photo Sotheby's

Of ribbon inspiration, set with brilliant- and circular-cut diamonds, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, length approximately 215mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y. and numbered. Est. 33,000—48,000 CHF Lot Sold 68,500 CHF

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Coral and cultured pearl parure, 'Twist', Van Cleef & Arpels, 1962. photo Sotheby's

Comprising: a necklace, a bracelet, a pair of ear clips and a ring of torsade design, set with coral beads and cultured pearls, mounted in yellow gold, necklace length approximately 440mm, bracelet length approximately 200mm, ring size 47, all signed V.C.A. and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 8,000—12,000 CHF Lot Sold 60,000 CHF

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: David Bennett, Daniela Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery, 1989, page 412 for an example of a 'Twist' parure set with cultured pearls and turquoise.

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Pair of cultured pearl and diamond ear clips, 'Orchis', Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's

Each of flower head and foliate design, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and two cultured pearls of grey tint, mounted in white gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 12,000—18,000 CHF Lot Sold 57,500 CHF

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Diamond bracelet/watch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950. photo Sotheby's

The centre with open work geometric links set with brilliant-cut diamonds and arched spacers set with baguette stones, opening to reveal a rectangular cream dial with numeral and bâton indicators, length approximately 155mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered. Est. 14,000—18,000 CHF Lot Sold 40,000 CHF

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Yellow gold and sapphire bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1940. photo Sotheby's

The flexible band composed of hexagonal links, the stylised buckle clasp decorated with calibré-cut sapphires, mounted in yellow gold, length approximately 180mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels Made in France and numbered, French assay marks. Est. 22,000—32,000 CHF Lot Sold 27,500 CHF

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Yellow gold and sapphire vanity case, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1930. photo Sotheby's

The rectangular engine-turned case embellished with calibré-cut sapphires, the lid decorated with a coronet set with cabochon and circular-cut sapphires, opening to reveal a mirror, a lipstick holder and two powder compartments, measurments approximately 90 x 55 x 10mm, indistinctly signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 7,000—10,000 CHF Lot Sold 25,000 CHF

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Pair of coral and diamond ear clips and a chrysoprase and diamond clip, Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's

The pair of ear clips set with coral cabochon and brilliant-cut diamonds, the brooch designed as a four leaf-clover set with chrysoprase and diamonds, all signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, cases. Est. 6,000—9,000 CHF Lot Sold 21,250 CHF

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery, 2006, page 431, plate 810, for an example of a similar brooch.

NOTE: Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that permits may be required for import in certain countries. If you are interested in this lot, please contact the Jewellery Department.

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Yellow gold and diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1962. photo Sotheby's

Designed as series of articulated 'X' links of rope twist yellow gold, embellished to the front with brilliant-cut diamonds, signed VCA and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 14,000—22,000 CHF Lot Sold 17,500 CHF

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Sapphire and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's

Of foliate design, set with calibré-cut sapphires, brilliant- and circular-cut diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y. and numbered. Est. 12,000—18,000 CHF Lot Sold 15,000 CHF

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Coral, emerald and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's

Of cluster design, centring on a carved emerald bordered by brilliant-cut diamonds, the surrounds set with similar stones, coral cabochons and circular-cut emeralds, indistinctly signed VCA and numbered. Est. 11,000—16,000 CHF Lot Sold 15,000 CHF

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Emerald and diamond demi-parure, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1942. photo Sotheby's

Comprising: a brooch and a pair of ear clips, each designed as a bouquet of flowers, set with brilliant-, circular- and single-cut diamonds and circular-cut emeralds, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, all signed Van Cleef & Arpels, French assay and maker's marks, brooch numbered. Est. 12,000—18,000 CHF Lot Sold 15,000 CHF

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Emerald, sapphire and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1960. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a bunch of flowers, set with circular-cut emeralds and sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds, to the yellow gold rope twist borders, signed Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y and numbered. Est. 11,000—16,000 CHF Lot Sold 14,375 CHF

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Mother of pearl and diamond brooch, 'Rose de Noël', Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's

Of flower head design, set with mother-of-pearl and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in yellow gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 11,000—16,000 CHF Lot Sold 13,750 CHF

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Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's

Designed as five intertwined crescents set with brilliant-cut diamonds and cabochon rubies, mounted in yellow gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 7,500—10,500 CHF Lot Sold 10,000 CHF

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Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1960. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a stylised dandelion, the pistil set with circular-cut rubies, the petals and leaf decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, signed V.C.A. and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 5,000—7,000 CHF. Lot Sold 5,000 CHF

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