Auction 15.04.1996

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 15.04.1996 - 16.04.1996

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A COLLECTION OF NINE BOOKS ON THE WORKS OF PETER CARL FABERGE

A COLLECTION OF NINE BOOKS ON THE WORKS OF PETER CARL FABERGE BAINBRIDGE, H.C. TWICE SEVEN THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF H.C. BAINBRIDGE London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1933. 312pp. H.C. Bainbridge was the London agent and close friend of Carl Fabergé for thirty years. BAINBRIDGE, H.C., introduction

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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A SELECTION OF SEVEN BOOKS ON CROWN JEWELS

A SELECTION OF SEVEN BOOKS ON CROWN JEWELS MEEN, V.B. AND TUSHINGHAM, A.D. CROWN JEWELS OF IRAN Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1968. 159pp. MENZHAUSEN, JOACHIM. AT THE COURT OF THE GREAT MOGUL Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1965. 94pp. MENZHAUSEN, JOACHIM. THE GREEN VAULTS Leipzig: Edition

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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A SELECTION OF SIX NINETEENTH CENTURY GEM BOOKS

A SELECTION OF SIX NINETEENTH CENTURY GEM BOOKS BURNHAM, S.M. PRECIOUS STONES IN NATURE, ART, AND LITERATURE Boston: Bradlee Whidden, 1886. 400pp. CASTELLANI, AUGUSTO. GEMS London: Bell & Daldy, 1871. 241pp. CHURCH, A.H. PRECIOUS STONES London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1891. 111pp. DIEULAFAIT, LOUIS

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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AMUSING CABOCHON SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND GOLD 'LEOPARD' EVENING BAG

AMUSING CABOCHON SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND GOLD 'LEOPARD' EVENING BAG Designed as a stylized sculpted leopard in textured matte-finished 18K gold, with engraved trefoil spots and pavé-set diamond ears, the flap enhanced by an oval cabochon sapphire thumbpiece and circular-cut diamond and platinum braid

Lot #: 342

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ANTIQUE CABOCHON SAPPHIRE, EMERALD AND DIAMOND PEACOCK FEATHER BROOCH

ANTIQUE CABOCHON SAPPHIRE, EMERALD AND DIAMOND PEACOCK FEATHER BROOCH The rose and old mine-cut diamond undulating articulated plume centering upon a calibré-cut emerald and old mine-cut diamond ocellus, set with a cabochon sapphire measuring approximately 11.00 x 8.00 x 7.80 mm, mounted in gold and

Lot #: 200

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ANTIQUE COLORED AND NEAR COLORLESS DIAMOND RING

ANTIQUE COLORED AND NEAR COLORLESS DIAMOND RING Set with an old mine-cut orangish brown diamond measuring approximately 9.60 x 9.30 x 5.05 mm, within an old mine-cut diamond and 18K gold mount, the shank interior bearing initials and dated April 10, 1891

Lot #: 174

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND ENAMEL RING

ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND ENAMEL RING Designed as blue enamel oblong plaque, enhanced and surrounded by rose-cut diamonds, mounted in rose gold and silver, circa 18xx

Lot #: 202

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$10,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ANTIQUE DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH

ANTIQUE DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH The old mine-cut diamond cluster center enhanced by a larger old European-cut diamond, surrounded by pavé-set diamond sculpted petals, the articulated stem extending old mine-cut diamond openwork petals, mounted in gold and silver, circa 1880

Lot #: 198

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ANTIQUE GEM-SET, ENAMEL AND GOLD BROOCH

ANTIQUE GEM-SET, ENAMEL AND GOLD BROOCH The green guilloché enamel wreath set with various oval and cushion-cut gemstones, including aquamarines, pink, yellow and blue sapphires and a peridot, tied with a circular-cut amethyst and white enamel bow, mounted in gold, circa 18xx

Lot #: 51

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$12,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE The front designed as a rose and old mine-cut diamond V-shaped openwork plaque, suspending diamond and natural pearl drops, joined to a graduated natural pearl and old mine-cut diamond fancy link chain, mounted in gold and silver (front section detaches to

Lot #: 209

Estimate: US$22,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL, RUBY, DIAMOND AND GOLD PENDANT BROOCH

ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL, RUBY, DIAMOND AND GOLD PENDANT BROOCH Designed as a cushion-cut ruby and rose and old mine-cut diamond bombé openwork cluster, set with a baroque pearl, suspending two table-cut diamond and baroque natural pearl drops, mounted in gold and silver, in a leather fitted case

Lot #: 206

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$25,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ANTIQUE PINK TOPAZ AND DIAMOND BROOCH

ANTIQUE PINK TOPAZ AND DIAMOND BROOCH Set with a cut-cornered rectangular-cut pink topaz measuring approximately 33.00 x 21.50 x 10.80 mm, within an old mine-cut diamond, pierced 18K gold and silver frame, with French hallmarks, circa 1890 Signed by Tiffany & Co. (indistinct

Lot #: 199

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND BRACELET

AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND BRACELET Set with a series of fancy-cut aquamarines, each enhanced by pavé-set diamond terminals, alternating with pavé-set diamond bombé oval links, mounted in platinum-- 6½ ins. long

Lot #: 61

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$25,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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AQUAMARINE, CARVED RUBY, CABOCHON EMERALD, DIAMOND AND GOLD OWL BROOCH

AQUAMARINE, CARVED RUBY, CABOCHON EMERALD, DIAMOND AND GOLD OWL BROOCH Designed as a pavé-set diamond and textured gold owl, his body set with a carved ruby, his eyes, with cabochon emeralds, perched on a rectangular-cut aquamarine measuring approximately 30.00 x 18.00 x 14.40 mm, mounted in

Lot #: 59

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$12,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO BLACK ONYX AND DIAMOND RING

ART DECO BLACK ONYX AND DIAMOND RING Set with high-domed cabochon black onyx, within a calibré-cut black onyx, single-cut diamond and platinum mount, circa 1925

Lot #: 140

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$6,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO CARNELIAN, EMERALD AND DIAMOND 'BUDDHA' BROOCH

ART DECO CARNELIAN, EMERALD AND DIAMOND 'BUDDHA' BROOCH Centering upon a carved carnelian seated Buddha, within a single, circular and triangular-cut diamond temple, flanked on each side by a carved emerald tree, extending from a trapeze and baguette-cut diamond pot, mounted in platinum, with

Lot #: 157

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$6,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO COLORED AND NEAR COLORLESS DIAMOND RING

ART DECO COLORED AND NEAR COLORLESS DIAMOND RING Set with an old European-cut fancy light to fancy grayish blue diamond measuring approximately 6.00-6.20 x 3.65 cts., flanked on each side by an old European-cut near colorless diamond, within a platinum gypsy mount, circa 1925 With certificate

Lot #: 260

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND AND BLACK ONYX PENDANT-WATCH

ART DECO DIAMOND AND BLACK ONYX PENDANT-WATCH Centering upon a diamond and black onyx triangular plaque, trimmed with single-cut diamonds, suspending five old European-cut diamond drops, the reverse, a circular clock, within a black and white enamel and 18K gold case, suspended by a rose and

Lot #: 391

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND AND EMERALD AND RUBY BEAD BRACELET

ART DECO DIAMOND AND EMERALD AND RUBY BEAD BRACELET Designed as four strands of fluted emerald beads and faceted diamond rondelles, enhanced by ruby hemisphere beads and diamond and platinum rondelles, halved by a diamond collet spacer and terminating with a pavé and baguette-cut diamond clasp, with

Lot #: 403

Estimate: US$65,000 - US$85,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BANGLE

ART DECO DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BANGLE Designed as two joined double half-hoop sections, the top half pavé-set with circular-cut diamonds, with baguette-cut diamond accents, the bottom half applied with black enamel, mounted in platinum ( enamel very slightly chipped), circa 1930 Signed by Cartier

Lot #: 46

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELET

ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELET The single, old mine and old European-cut diamond openwork band enhanced by diamond collets, mounted in platinum, with French hallmarks, circa 1930--7 ins. long

Lot #: 158

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$50,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELET

ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELET Designed as three single and old mine-cut diamond articulated openwork panels, each enhanced by a line of diamond collets, joined by similarly-set rectangular links, mounted in platinum, circa 1930--7¼ ins. long

Lot #: 176

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELET

ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELET Designed as three old mine and old European-cut diamond articulated openwork panels, each enhanced by a line of diamond collets, joined by similarly-set rectangular links, mounted in platinum, circa 1930--7 ins. long

Lot #: 179

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND CLASP AND SATIN EVENING BAG

ART DECO DIAMOND CLASP AND SATIN EVENING BAG Centering upon a detachable pavé and baguette-cut diamond and platinum clip, circa 1930 , attached to a black satin evening bag, with a detachable black silk cord and tassel shoulder strap, opening to reveal a coin purse and a comb Clip signed by Cartier

Lot #: 387

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND LAPEL WATCH

ART DECO DIAMOND LAPEL WATCH Designed as a pavé-set diamond articulated tapering plaque, enhanced by baguette-cut diamonds, the top section opening to reveal a rectangular watch, extending a various-cut diamond geometric tassel, suspended from a pavé-set diamond hinged arch motif, with square

Lot #: 401

Estimate: US$22,000 - US$25,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND LORGNETTE AND CHAIN

ART DECO DIAMOND LORGNETTE AND CHAIN The lorgnette designed as a circular, baguette, trapeze and kite-shaped openwork plaque, with a circular-cut diamond handle and French-cut diamond bail, opening to reveal a pair of rectangular lenses, mounted in platinum, suspended from an old European-cut

Lot #: 154

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND NECKLACE

ART DECO DIAMOND NECKLACE Designed as an articulated pavé-set diamond narrow bombé band, sectioned by baguette-cut diamond arched links, mounted in platinum, circa 1930--15½ ins. long

Lot #: 394

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$22,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE

ART DECO DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE The detachable pavé and baguette-cut diamond pendant enhanced by an old mine-cut diamond measuring approximately 8.40 x 7.10 x 5.00 mm, suspending a single, old mine and baguette-cut diamond tassel, joined to a graduated old mine-cut diamond fancy link chain

Lot #: 178

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO EMERALD AND DIAMOND BAR BROOCH

ART DECO EMERALD AND DIAMOND BAR BROOCH Set with a cut-cornered rectangular-cut emerald weighing approximately 6.16 cts., within a baguette-cut diamond and platinum openwork geometric frame, circa 1930 Signed by Cartier, No. 2919239

Lot #: 416

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$75,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996

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ART DECO EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET

ART DECO EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET Centering upon an old mine-cut diamond navette-shaped openwork plaque, set with a cushion-cut emerald measuring approximately 7.40 x 7.00 x 2.60 mm, flanked on each side by an old mine-cut diamond, joined to an old mine-cut diamond fancy link band, mounted in

Lot #: 162

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 15 Apr 1996 - 16 Apr 1996