Van Cleef & Arpels - Jewels and Jadeite Hong Kong Friday, November 27, 2020 | Phillips

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    • Carved lapis lazuli quatrefoil dial

    • Quartz movement
      Blue satin Van Cleef & Arpels strap

    • 18K yellow gold

    • Swiss assay mark
      Dial, case and clasp signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered

    • Total length approximately 20.4 cm
      Case width approximately 2.5 cm

    With an additional pair of straps

  • 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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A Lady’s Gold and Lapis Lazuli ‘Alhambra’ Wristwatch

Total length approximately 20.4 cm
Case width approximately 2.5 cm

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 55,000 
$5,000-7,000

Sold for HK$52,920

Contact Specialist

Charlene Lau 
Head of Department, Hong Kong, Jewellery +852 2318  2039

[email protected]

 

Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2020