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16th November 2016
Lot 17: The correct starting price is 3,600 €.

An Exquisite Platinum & Diamond Cocktail Ring, by Cartier, London, circa 1946
Designed as a pair of stylised twin flower heads, each four claw-set with a cushion-shaped stone estimated to weigh approximately 0.8ct, within a surround of collet-set marquise-shaped and baguette diamonds, decorated with an “S” shaped tendril collet-set with pear and marquise-shaped stones, signature lost during re-sizing but individually numbered 6043
With original red leather and gilt embossed Ring box from Cartier, London
Total weight of diamonds approximately 5cts
Diamonds average H colour, VS2 clarity
Accompanied by original receipt, Cartier, New Bond Street, London, dated 9 March 1943

Provenance: A Collection of Ancestral Jewels offered from the family of Viscount Horne of Slamannan KBE, GBE PC

Footnote: Viscount Horne was a Scottish lawyer and politician who served in the Liberal Government of David Lloyd-George as Minister of Labour, President of the Board of Trade and Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1919 and 1922.

Possibly the most famous name in the world of haute-jouaillerie, Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, whose three grandsons created the global empire of stores in locations including London, New York, Moscow, the Persian Gulf and Monte Carlo. The company has a distinguished history of creating masterpieces for royalty, nobility and movie stars and is proud of its’ reputation as, ‘The King of jewellers and jeweller to Kings.’ Creativity, individuality and craftsmanship remain at the heart of Cartier, which has been part of the Richemont Group since 2012.

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A Platinum & Diamond Cocktail Ring, Cartier, c.1946

Estimate €8,000 - €8,500Nov 29, 2016
Starting Price €3,600
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