12-10-2013 12-10-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2693B Boston
December 10, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Art Deco Diamond and Gem-set Brooch, J.E. Caldwell & Co.

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2693B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 10, 2013 10:00AM


Art Deco Diamond and Gem-set Brooch, J.E. Caldwell & Co., designed as a jade jardiniere with marquise-, transitional- and single-cut diamond bonsai tree, onyx accents, further set with baguette-, transitional-, and single-cut diamonds, and calibre-cut sapphires, all on rock crystal ground, millegrain accents, 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in., numbered, signed J.E.C+Co.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Overall very good barring wear commensurate with age. One marquise with minor nick at point, very unobtrusive, and another diamond melee with minor nick, both possibly from the setting. One sapphire very slightly abraded. Crystal with some very minor edge nicks, quite small and unobtrusive, partictularly by the screws, and is slightly loose, as is the jardinaire. All issues superficial. Obscured number, possibly M3848? or 949?

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J.E. Caldwell & Co.