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Platinum, Diamond, and Gem-set Brooch, Cartier, Paris

Auction:
2437
Lot:
797
Sold for:
$24,885$21,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2437
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 09, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Platinum, Diamond, and Gem-set Brooch, Cartier, Paris, c. 1950s, designed as a step-cut aquamarine and diamond flower clip detachable from a diamond stem, together with two associated step and pear-cut aquamarine flower clips with faceted ruby bead, emerald bead and full-cut diamond accents, approx. total diamond wt. 10.44 cts., lg. 3 1/4, dia. 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/8 in., French guarantee stamps and partial maker's mark, stem signed Cartier, (flower clips unsigned, emerald flower missing central element, minor evidence of gold solder).

Note:Lots 797 and 798 descended in the family of Christian Herter. Herter was a career international statesman who served presidents Truman, Kennedy and Johnson in the cause of promoting strong ties to Europe and international peace. Under Truman, he was appointed Secretary of State. It was the 1947 Herter Commission report that initiated the proposals leading to establishment of the Marshall Plan. He was the co-founder of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

No stock numbers on stem, no maker''s mark on stem, there are additional findings on the back of stem that appear to allow it to attach to a necklace
emerald flower has maker''s mark, guarantee stamps
flower with rectangular cut aquas has maker''s mark, guarantee stamps
ruby flower has no maker''s mark, but with guarantee stamps

Keywords

Truman, Paris, Christian Herter, Polaroid 88 Polacolor ER 3-1/4 x 3-3/8'' Film, 80 ASA (623959), international statesman, Johnson, Kennedy, career international statesman , Secretary of State , Marshall , Herter Commission, co-founder , Johns Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies, School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Emerald

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