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    Malachite, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Chaumet, French
    The tambura brooch features a pear-shaped malachite cabochon measuring 24.55 x 18.11 mm on the reverse, set in 18k gold, having platinum accents, marked Chaumet, French hallmarks. Gross weight 24.10 grams.
    Dimensions: 3-1/8 inches x 11/16 inch


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Malachite
    Shape(s): Pear-shaped cabochon
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold
    Platinum

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A chic adornment that, when worn at just the right angle, shows a bold sliver of malachite! Marked Chaumet Paris and has French hallmarks for platinum and 18k gold. Completed by a pinstem and trombone catch on the reverse. The strings are slightly bent.
    Chaumet: Founded by Etienne Nitot in 1870, the small Parisian firm became famous as jewelers to the aristocracy. Joseph Chaumet, joined the firm by marriage in the mid 1870s, assumed the corporate leadership in 1885, later renaming the firm. Joseph Chaumet’s creativity, and naturalistic approach created romantic jewels catapulting him to the pinnacle of Belle Epoque design where aigrettes and tiaras became the company’s signature items. The firm has remained under the leadership of the Chaumet descendents who maintain an eye for supreme style and quality. Through the 1960s and 1970s, Chaumet's animal and flower jewels were prominent. The firm expanded its market share introducing watch designs that while contemporary carry the same classic lines that make Chaumet one of the most sought after designers. Chaumet operates offices in Paris, New York, and London.

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    April, 2019
    29th Monday
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