VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18K Gold and Diamond 'Fuchsia' Pendant/Brooch and Necklace

featuring a necklace and pendant/brooch; the pendant/brooch in the form of a fuchsia flowerhead set with round brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds weighing approx. 10.93 cts. centering an articulated cascade of eight pear-shaped diamonds weighing 8.09 cts.; 19.02 tcw.; signed and numbered Van Cleef Arpels NY55358 on stem; numbered M 33965 on pendant clasp; maker's and French assay marks; the 'flame' form necklace with graduated bead-set full-cut diamonds; hand signed and numbered Van Cleef Arpels 15514 on clasp; French assay mark; 33.83 dwts.; boxed

  • Provenance: Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, 1987; Property of a Massachusetts Lady.
  • Notes: Lots 138 and 139 were given to the current owner by her husband as a gift for her 40th birthday. To make the brooch more versatile, the couple commissioned Van Cleef & Arpels to design a complementary necklace, adapting the brooch to be worn alone or on the necklace. This lot (138) is accompanied by a letter discussing the commission, adapting the brooch, and a rendering of the necklace.
  • Condition: overall good condition; diamonds white and brilliant; approx. diamond grade H/I, VS; some minor scratches to gold commensurate with wear; minor oxidation to gold on left undermost leaf of brooch.

    Please note: All property is sold "AS IS" and any statement, whether oral or written, is given as a courtesy and shall not be deemed as a guarantee, warranty, or representation of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property or otherwise. The absence of a condition report does not imply the item is in perfect condition.

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