Cartier 18ct Gold Turtle Brooch With Faceted Ruby Set Shell French Circa 1960s

GBP 9,850.00

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Object Description

A charming little gold and ruby turtle brooch by Cartier c.1960s, the body formed in 18ct yellow gold and marked to the limbs, head and tail with scales, the openwork domed shell formed of an interwoven criss-cross of twisted gold wires, claw set throughout with round faceted rubies, the eyes set with ruby cabochons, to a double pin brooch fitting on the reverse with safety catch. This delightful brooch is beautifully made and with thoughtful details such as the scales, asymmetry of the limbs and even tiny nostrils contributing to its overall appeal. The rubies are a lovely rich intense colour and have been well matched, and the cabochon eyes provide the finishing touch. However and whenever you wear it, it’ll bring a little touch of vintage Cartier magic to your day.
Maker
Cartier
Period
Circa 1960s
Origin
French
Gemstones
23 x round faceted rubies and 2 x round cabochon rubies estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 1.6cts
Setting
18ct yellow gold signed Cartier Inc, numbered and with French assay marks
Weight
16 grams
Dimensions
3.8cm / 1.5″ long 2.7cm / 1″ wide
Condition
Very fine

Object Condition

Very Fine

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.70 x H:3.80 centimeters
  • country
  • year
    1960
  • artist/maker

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