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    Retro Aquamarine, Diamond, Gold Clip-Brooch, Trabert & Hoeffer, Mauboussin
    The clip-brooch, from the Reflection Series, features oval-shaped aquamarines, enhanced by single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, set in 14k yellow gold with 14k white gold accents, completed by a double pinstem and catch mechanism on the reverse. Marked Trabert & Hoeffer Mauboussin. Gross weight 23.30 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/8 inches x 1-1/2 inches


    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

    Condition Report*: Designer: Trabet & Hoeffer, Mauboussin
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Single-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Gem Type: Aquamarine
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Oval
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: The brooch is marked 'Reflection' and "Design executed for Mrs. G.B. Whelpley"
    Mauboussin: It was Paris 1827, the year when the House of Mauboussin opened. The firm specialized in highly stylized architectural jewels set with precious gems of vibrant hue, accented by sparkling white diamonds. They exhibited at the 1925 International Exhibition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and won the grand prize. Georges Mauboussin believed that jewelry should reflect the wearer's personality with a jeweled accent. Its Reflection series struck a chord with socialites and celebrities, such as Marlene Dietrich, who flocked to Mauboussin. The company opened offices in Buenos Aires and London prior to New York, in 1929. The ill-timed opening of their New York branch coincided with the stock market crash the same year. A weakened Mauboussin merged with Trabert & Hoeffer, Inc.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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