12-09-2008 12-09-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2437 Boston
December 9, 2008 10:00 AMCalender
716

18kt Gold, Platinum, and Diamond "Lace" Clip/Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York

$10,665$9,000
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2437 Location: Boston Date / Time: December 09, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

18kt Gold, Platinum, and Diamond "Lace" Clip/Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, designed as an extravagant high relief bow highlighted by full-cut diamond melee, 47.2 dwt, 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., no. 8842, signed, with original box.

Note: Together with insurance valuation from Van Cleef & Arpels dated 1945. For more jewelry in the "Lace" style produced by Van Cleef in the late 1940s, see Van Cleef & Arpels, Sylvie Raulet, pp. 214 and 218. Lots 716, 717, and 719 descended in the family of Betty Knecht, who owned Betty-Lynne Modes, a fashionable boutique on Madison Avenue, from 1938-1968.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

VCA Bow
one part of the pinstem is broken off
there is a pendant hook
diamonds are pleasant
ballpoint pen marks to the interior of box

Keywords

insurance valuation, Sylvie Raulet, Betty Knecht, Betty-Lynne Modes