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    Lapis Lazuli, Gold Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The Alhambra necklace features twenty lapis lazuli stations, set in 18k gold, marked VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels, B 4050, L 186, French hallmarks. Gross weight 43.20 grams.
    Length: 33 inches

    Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity dated March 7th, 2019


    Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Lapis Lazuli
    Shape(s): Carved
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: An Alhambra necklace in a color you can wear year round. Marked V.C.A, © 750, B 4050, L 186, and has French hallmarks. Accompanied by a signed pouch. Letter of Authenticity states that "According to a strictly visual appraisal and to the Van Cleef & Arpels Archives, the item illustrated and described below bearing the engraved number B4050L186 has been identified as a Van Cleef & Arpels creation*." Circa 1985.
    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.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    April
    29th Monday 9:50 am CT
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55317) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, April 29, 2019.
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    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $22,000
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