Cartier Vintage Stylised Bird Brooch in 18ct Yellow Gold with Burma Ruby Circa 1960

GBP 19,500.00

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Object Description

A vintage stylised bird brooch by Cartier circa 1960s. The bird is designed in 18ct yellow gold with a textured feather pattern on the head, an open gold wire body with a rope twist on the tail. The bird has round brilliant cut diamond details set in platinum and a trapezoid diamond in the tail. The bird is modelled sitting on a branch which has a round brilliant cut diamond set into the end and the eye is a Burmese step cut ruby. The reverse of the brooch has a single pin fitting.
circa 1960
0.30ct Burma ruby, no heat – with certificate
12 x round brilliant cut
18ct yellow gold and platinum signed Cartier London and numbered
9.1 grams
Height: 4cm
Width: 1.5cm
Very fine
Directors Notes
Cartier is famous for their wide array of jewelled bird brooches from the 1920s onwards, aligned with the fashions, feminine suits were becoming increasingly in vogue and jewellery houses were making beautiful brooches and pins to adorn those lapels. Cartier and their birds have become so recognisable that a couple have even ended up in the jewellery history books, notably the beautifully flamboyant Flamingo brooch that was created for the Duchess of Windsor. Cartier bird brooches are found in so many different shapes, styles, sizes and species, however the common denominator is always the exceptional quality one expects from a Cartier jewel. The gemstones in the brooches are always used creatively as focus points or interesting accents, of the highest quality and used with the artistic flair that Cartier is so well known for.

Object Condition

Very Fine

Object Details

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