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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

"Genet" Brooch

Reference : 8342



This brooch appears for the time in the 1969's VCA catalog and specify that the eyes were originally in rubies.Thus, it was a surprise to notice during the Drouot exhebition that this clip had coral eyes !        Whenwe ask the auction house the reason, they confirm that the seller had it with VCA  workshop because he didn't like rubies. This is a good example to undestand how those small editions can be modified by their owners or restored when nescessary. We have see for example a "Messy Lion" by VCA being rhodium-plated on a request, and you can also see on our website réf : 8114  in "Find out more", many variations.                                                                                                                       

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

"Genet" Brooch

Reference : 8342


Clip enameled,  monogrammed "V.C.A"., marked "750" and numbered. To the spotted body and the ribbed tail witn black enamel, the eyes coral in cabochons-cut coral with 8/8-cut diamonds. Stamped with one "eagle head" mark.

  • Category : Brooches
  • Year of model release : 1969
  • Metal : yellow gold 18k (750‰)
  • Material(s) : enamel,, coral, diamonds.
  • Measurement : length : 6,2 cm - width : 4,9 cm - sthickness : 2 cm
  • Gross weight : 23,09 g
  • Condition : very good condition
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This brooch appears for the time in the 1969's VCA catalog and specify that the eyes were originally in rubies.Thus, it was a surprise to notice during the Drouot exhebition that this clip had coral eyes !        Whenwe ask the auction house the reason, they confirm that the seller had it with VCA  workshop because he didn't like rubies. This is a good example to undestand how those small editions can be modified by their owners or restored when nescessary. We have see for example a "Messy Lion" by VCA being rhodium-plated on a request, and you can also see on our website réf : 8114  in "Find out more", many variations.                                                                                                                       

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