Van Cleef & Arpels Gold, Emerald, Diamond and Ruby Love Bird Brooch, France
18 kt., the pair of love birds of 4 round cabochon emerald heads and bodies, with small round cabochon ruby eyes and feet, its wings of wire sprays of 35 old European, transitional and single-cut diamonds ap. 2.45 cts., with polished slender tails, atop a slender polished branch, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, nos. 62219 and 6468, with maker's mark and French assay mark, ap. 16 dwts. With signed box.
C The Estate of an Italian Philanthropic Family
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Diamonds: G-H-VS-SI, chip on crown facet to table edge.
Minor rosy patina to gold on stems and reverse.
Rubies: deep raspberry, slightly included, translucent, good polish.
2 7/16 x 2 1/4 inches.
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