FRENCH WORK A two-tone gold transformation... - Lot 40 - Maison des enchères

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FRENCH WORK A two-tone gold transformation... - Lot 40 - Maison des enchères
FRENCH WORK A two-tone gold transformation brooch set with a cushion sapphire of 6.90 ct in a setting of 37 old-cut diamonds, topped with a fine sea water pearl Gross weight : 19,82 g Sapphire size : 12,8 x 9,1 x 5,5 mm Origin: Kashmir, unheated Pearl size : 6,9 mm -7 mm LFG and SSEF certificate Broken breech one diamond loose (diamond in our possession) This exceptional brooch comes from Count Foulques de Baillardel de Lareinty de Tholozan (1895-1944), A colorful character married to Princess Zénaïde Pavlona Demidoff (1899-1981), The couple settled in the castle of the Lake of Sigean where parties and big dinners followed one another in company of all the Russian aristocracy of the time of which Prince Youssoupov The Princess loved to adorn herself with the most beautiful jewels that we have the honor to present to you during our sale, Indeed, we have four exceptional pieces of jewelry from the Count, His fate was tragic because he was ruined and had to sell all his goods, the castle became a ruin and he was executed in 1944 The most famous sapphires used to come from Kashmir, the deposits are located in the region of Zaskar, the mines are exploited since 1880 and they seem to be exhausted today, Untreated faceted sapphires of gem quality over 5 ct are very rare on the market.
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