Description

    Gold Pendant-Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The 18k gold pendant-necklace weighs 13.80 grams, marked VCA with French hallmarks.
    Pendant Dimensions: 1-1/8 inches x 15/16 inch
    Chain Length: 15-1/2 inches or 18 inches


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Chain marked: VCA OR 750 MADE IN FRANCE NY4N53-2E. Pendant has French eagle's head and VCA hallmarks. Jump ring on chain allows for it to be worn at 15-1/2 inches or 18 inches in length.


    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. Their success was immediate. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a fancy purse-like compartmentalized lady’s vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. It created the illusion of floating gems, each being fastened by wires from the underside of the piece. It was popular throughout the 1930s and 1940s before reappearing in the 1990s. The company is continues to be family run, managing locations across the globe.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    4th Monday
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