An Exquisite Art Deco 'Tutti Frutti' and Diamond 'Vase de Fleurs' Lapel-Watch, Van Cleef & Arpels, Audemars Piguet & Co., France
Topped by an crown joined by geometric links suspending a swinging basket set continuously with old-mine, old European and single-cut diamonds, accented by black enamel rondels and fluted emerald and sapphire bead fringes tipped by 2 flexibly-set pear-shaped diamonds, diamonds totaling approximately 5.35 cts., the basket filled with round, cabochon and carved rubies, sapphires and emeralds, and diamonds, the reverse with patinated silver-tone oval dial with Arabic numerals and track indicator, movement signed Audemars Piguet & Co., Brassus & Geneve Fab. Suisse, no. 32981, case signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 28150, with French assay mark, circa 1922, approximately 18.2 dwts. gross. With signed pouch and box.
C Property of a Distinguished New York Family
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Dial with golden-black patina. Minor pitting on crystal.
Pear-shaped diamonds: I-J-K-VS-SI, older cuts, open culets.
Diamond link joining to basket with gold solder repair on sides of link, only link milgrained, possibly not original.
Emerald and sapphire beads: bright medium green, moderately included, medium deep cornflower blue, slightly included, translucent, good polish.
Carved colored stones: bright medium deep raspberry, medium to medium deep blue, medium green, translucent, good polish.
Minor pitting to enamel.
Length 3 1/2 inches. Basket with handle 1 1/8 x 1 3/16 inches.
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