Important Estate Jewelry - Sale 12JL03 - Lot 644Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 10am
Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Brooch, by Raymond Templier, France
The openwork rectangular-shaped brooch centering 2 cushion-shaped diamonds approximately 3.00 cts., edged and flanked by 52 old European-cut diamonds approximately 2.65 cts., unsigned, with French assay marks, circa 1930, approximately 6.4 dwt. With signed fitted box.
With Templier letter of authenticity.
Raymond Templier was one of the most iconic designers during the Art Deco period for incorporating Cubism motifs. Templier transformed arcs, semi-circles and geometric forms into his innovative designs, attracted to the simplicity of white and silver metals accented by diamonds. His fascination with light and volume led him to create some of the most sophisticated jewelry of his time. This brooch is an excellent example of his inspiring sense for simplicity and light which was translated throughout the Art Deco period.
Sold for $10,625 (Includes Buyer's Premium)
Center diamonds: I-J-SI & K-L-SI, faint & medium/strong blue fluorescence, face up whiter, brilliant.
Small diamonds: G-H-mostly VS, several SI.
Good condition. Well-made. 5/8 x 1 11/16".
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