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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

"Persepolis Lion" pendant

Reference : 8378



                                                                                                                                                                 

" In 1971, Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian Empire with a lavish ball held in Persepolis. Attended by numerous heads of state or their representatives, the party was widely covered by the international media and described as one of the most lavish celebrations of all time. A few weeks later, another party was held in the tent city that had been erected. The Bal des petits lits blancs had been established to benefit children who had been infected with turberculosis. This pendant was a gift to select attendees at the charitable ball, including the present owner."                             

Annabel CUKIERMAN Expert.                                        

 You can find this pendant, in the Evelyne Possémé 's book : " Van Cleef & Arpels,  L'Art de la Haute Joaillerie "   edited by Mondadori in Verona in 2012. And, also, on Sotheby's auction catalogue December 01 st, 2015, lot N° 76.

                                                                          

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

"Persepolis Lion" pendant

Reference : 8378


Sold in auction : sold 48.000 € Marsh 27th 2023 to Hôtel Drouot by Maîtres CASTOR-HARA 25 rue Le Peletier 75009 PARIS. Mrs CUKIERMAN Expert

Pendant signed " VAN CLEEF . ARPELS ", numbered with "71" copyright. To the chalcedony eye. The reverse engraved "BAL DU CINQUANTENAIRE DES PETITS LITS BLANCS. IRAN 28 OCTOBRE 1971 " with number "3" on the center. With figaro hammered mesh and one different bail in middle chain. Stamped with one "eagle head" for assay mark and one marker's mark for Georges Lenfant.

  • Category : Pendants
  • Year of model release : 1971
  • Metal : yellow gold 18k (750‰)
  • Measurement : height : 9,3 cm - width : 8 cm - thickness: 1,2 cm. Length chain : 67 cm
  • Weight : pendant : 83,39 g - chain : 35,55 g
  • Condition : excellent condition
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" In 1971, Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian Empire with a lavish ball held in Persepolis. Attended by numerous heads of state or their representatives, the party was widely covered by the international media and described as one of the most lavish celebrations of all time. A few weeks later, another party was held in the tent city that had been erected. The Bal des petits lits blancs had been established to benefit children who had been infected with turberculosis. This pendant was a gift to select attendees at the charitable ball, including the present owner."                             

Annabel CUKIERMAN Expert.                                        

 You can find this pendant, in the Evelyne Possémé 's book : " Van Cleef & Arpels,  L'Art de la Haute Joaillerie "   edited by Mondadori in Verona in 2012. And, also, on Sotheby's auction catalogue December 01 st, 2015, lot N° 76.

                                                                          

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