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  • Artist Biography

    Van Cleef & Arpels

    French

    When Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels fell in love, their marriage paved the way for iconic jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels to become a symbol of unification. With their background in precious stone dealing, the Arpels found their perfect match in the Van Cleefs, a family of expert stonecutters. In 1906, Estelle's brother Charles established the company name with Alfred's help and opened shop in the Place Vendôme in Paris. To this day, this Parisian neighborhood is associated with turn-of-the-century luxury.

    The Van Cleef & Arpels aesthetic has always had its finger on the pulse of worldwide trends: For example, the house took inspiration from Tutankhamen upon the Egyptian king's discovery in the 1920s, which spurred a global phenomenon marrying Egyptian Revival and Art Deco motifs. Over the decades, Van Cleef & Arpels has produced intricate watches, earrings and necklaces with a signature elegance that mirrors contemporary tastes. 

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Lot offered with No Reserve

A Coral ‘Alhambra’ Necklace

- Twenty coral quatrefoils
- 18K gold
- Signed VCA N.Y. for Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered
- Length 83.0 cm

Accompanied by a Van Cleef & Arpels satin case

Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that certain permits may be required. Please contact the Jewels Department prior to bidding on this lot.
出口次拍品可能需要相關許可證明文件。如有意競投此拍品,請在拍賣會舉行前與珠寶部聯絡。

Length 83.0 cm

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
$15,000-25,000

Sold for HK$327,600

Contact Specialist

Charlene Lau
Head of Jewels, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2039
[email protected]
 

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2021