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Art Deco Platinum, Hardstone, and Diamond Bonsai Tree Brooch, Ernst Paltscho

Auction:
3188B
Lot:
159
Sold for:
$27,060$22,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 3188B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 04, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Art Deco Platinum, Hardstone, and Diamond Bonsai Tree Brooch, Ernst Paltscho, Austria, c. 1920, designed as a potted bonsai tree set with old European-, old single-, rose-, and baguette-cut diamonds with black enamel, carved hardstone leaves, lg. 1 1/2 in., hallmarks, in the original fitted box.

Note: A similar example is in the collection of The British Museum.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

A couple of extremely minor nicks to leaf tips, otherwise without visible issues. Box with scuffs and scratches.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Ernst Paltscho, Arts, Bonsai, Decorative arts, Hardstone, Hardstone carving, Trees, Visual arts, Austria

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