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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 Set of Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond 'Two Butterfly' Pendant Necklace and Pink Opal 'Alhambra' Earrings

Necklace:
- Four mother-of-pearl plaques
- One marquise-cut and one brilliant-cut diamond
- 18K pink gold
- French assay marks
- Signed VCA, numbered
- Neckchain length 41.8 cm, can be shortened
- Pendant 1.5 cm

Earrings:
- Two pink opal quatrefoils
- 18K white gold
- French assay marks
- Signed VCA, numbered
- Length 2.0 cm

Accompanied by a Van Cleef & Arpels case and pouch

Estimate
HK$24,000 - 32,000 
$3,000-4,000

Sold for HK$81,900

Contact Specialist

Charlene Lau

Head of Jewels, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2039

[email protected]

Jewels: Online Auction

Hong Kong Online Auction 23 - 29 July 2021