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CARTIER 14K Gold, Lion's Paw Scallop Shell, Sapphire, and Turquoise Brooch

ca. 1960; the brooch comprising a large lion's paw scallop shell set in a yellow gold frame and surmounted with 12 circle-cut sapphires, five oval cushion-cut sapphires, and pave-set oval cabochon turquoise; signed; 27.73 dwts.; lg. 3 in.

  • Provenance: Provenance: Property of a Boston, Massachusetts Lady.

    Literature: The Journal of Gemmology, "Pearls from the lion's paw scallop", Vol. 29, No. 4, October 2004, illus. cover and pg. 195.
  • Condition: one of the applied sapphires along the edge is loose, but stable; shell with one small chip along bottom edge; frame with some bending and losses verso, but does not inhibit stability or functionality

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