Friday, August 20, 2010

Vintage Boucheron on the Auction Block at Fellows and Sons

One of my favorite auction sites is Fellow's and Sons in Birmingham, UK. Normally, they deal in moderately priced vintage and antique jewelry items with a bit of an emphasis on gold jewelry.

I was, therefore, interested to have a look at this interesting vintage Boucheron brooch with an estimate of £12,000 - £18,000.

The piece is a real stunner. It is a diamond brooch, from about 1955, in the form of two stylised leaves with an inner central curve of baguette cut diamonds and outer claw set round brilliant diamonds. The border is set with three old European/round brilliant diamonds surrounded by scattered pear and baguette cut diamonds. One tapered hoop is hinged allowing the two sections to be detached and form double clips. Estimated total diamond weight 19.50cts.

The antique and modern jewelry auction will take place on Thursday, the 2nd of September. For more details of the auction, please visit this page of the auction web site. They also have online bidding available.

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