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    Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire, Gold Brooches, French, circa 1950
    Stones: Calibré-cut sapphires
    Metal: 18k gold
    Marked: VCA, Van Cleef & Arpels, 59123; French hallmarks
    Gross Weight: 20.53 grams
    Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 7/8 inch


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire
    Shape(s): Calibré
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: The brooches are completed by double pinstems, having French hallmarks. Marked V.C.A., Van Cleef & Arpels 59123 5777. Mild abrasions to the surface of the sapphires.
    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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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    September
    27th Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    September
    27th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    5 Days 11h 46m 38s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: 20
    Page Views: 143

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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55445) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, September 27, 2021.
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    Dallas, TX 75261



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