Gold, Frosted Rock Crystal, Ruby and Sapphire Doll Face Fringe Clip-Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, France
18 kt., the stylized pear-shaped doll's head of frosted rock crystal, decorated with marquise-shaped sapphire eyes and ruby lips, with twisted gold bangs and herringbone fringe hair, accented by polished and ribbed gold double collar, centering 3 round rubies, backed in white gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 78817, with maker's mark and French assay mark, circa 1960.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Rubies: bright medium deep raspberry, well-matched, slightly included, minor abrasions and nicks on ruby mouth, lively.
Some tarnish on top of head and on collar. White gold back
Good condition. Normal wear. 1 3/8 x 3/4 (head) to 7/8 (fringed hair) inches.
With white gold back, patina visible at top of head and shirt collar.
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