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    Diamond, Enamel, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Frechou, French
    The brooch features full and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.00 carats, set in platinum, accented by enamel applied on 18k gold, attributed to Sterlé. Gross weight 31.70 grams.
    Dimensions: 5 inches x 3/4 inch

    Property from the Estate of Ruth Reister sold to benefit the Reister Charitable Trust

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut and single-cut
    Count: 51 - 75


    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Attributed to Pierre Sterlé. French assay marks for platinum and 18k white gold. French workshop mark for Frechou. Exquisite design and execution of a winged bird in flight.
    Sterlé: Parisian Pierre Sterlé (1905-1978) grew up in the jewelry business. In 1934, he opened his own business, creating jewelry for such famed houses as Boucheron and Chaumet. Sterlé’s popularity peaked in the 1940s and 1950s. He was a major award winning designer notable for his innovative approach to design using baguette-cut diamonds and colored gemstones in sweeping, curling lines. His love of nature played out in his favorite motifs: birds, flowers, leaves, arrows, feathers and bows. Aside from the sheer beauty and grace of Sterle’s work, his greatest contribution to the jewelry industry was the invention of a gold plaiting technique called Til d’ange in 1957, permitting the creation of fringes, manes, tails, and flower accents. Chaumet purchased the firm from Sterlé in 1976.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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