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    Mother-of-Pearl, Gold Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The Alhambra necklace features twenty mother-of-pearl stations set in 18k gold, marked Van Cleef & Arpels, JE753889, French hallmarks. Gross weight 50.10 grams.
    Length: 33 inches


    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Mother-of-Pearl
    Shape(s): Inlay
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Iconic. Marked VCA AU750, JE753889, with French hallmarks for 18k gold. Purchased from Neiman Marcus on August 24, 2016 for $14,900. Accompanied by certificate of authenticity and copy of original receipt.
    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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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    April
    29th Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    April
    29th Monday
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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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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $11,000
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