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

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    • Cigar cutter with steel blade

    • 18K yellow gold

    • Lighter with French assay mark for gold
      Lighter signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered
      Cigar cutter signed Van Cleef & Arpels, signature partially indistinct

    • Lighter approximately 3.9 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm
      Cigar cutter approximately 5.4 x 2.0 cm

  • Artist Biography

    Van Cleef & Arpels


    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 Gold Lighter and Cigar Cutter

Lighter approximately 3.9 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm
Cigar cutter approximately 5.4 x 2.0 cm

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$40,320

Contact Specialist

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

[email protected]


Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2020