Description

    Mother-of-Pearl, Gold Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The twenty station Alhambra necklace features carved mother-of-pearl, set in 18k gold, marked VCA, French hallmarks. Gross weight 43.40 grams.
    Dimensions: 32-1/4 inches x 9/16 inch

    Property of a New York Collector


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

    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Mother-of-pearl
    Shape(s): carved
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Marked CL69133, VCA 750 ©, French hallmarks.

    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 Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    December
    4th Monday 8:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    December
    4th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    14 Days 22h 15m 11s
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55365) - 9:00 AM Central Time, Monday, December 4, 2017 (10:00 AM Eastern Time).
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

    Reserve Amount:
    $8,000
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