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    Enamel, Gold Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The brooch features enamel applied on 18k gold, marked Van Cleef & Arpels with French hallmarks. Gross weight 34.40 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/2 inches x 1-7/8 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: An eye-catching hot air balloon brooch! Marked S 15515 750, French hallmarks. Completed by a double pinstem and catch.
    Van Cleef & Arpels: Parisian jeweler Alfred Van Cleef opened his salon in partnership with his brothers-in-law, Julien and Charles Arpels, in 1906. The company quickly earned a reputation for using only the highest quality colored gemstones. Their timeless designs employed elegant curves and clean fluid lines; capturing the essence of beauty in motion. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a purse-like compartmentalized vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. The firm continues under the umbrella of the Richmont Group.

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    April, 2016
    19th Tuesday
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