Van Cleef & Arpels, Golden “Leaf” Earclips, 1960s
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Lot 0004 Details
29th April 2014
Objects are regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.
18 carat yellow gold
Paris, France, 1960s
Van Cleef & Arpels – founded in Paris in 1906
Signed ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’, marked with the purity ‘750’
With a French assayer’s mark
Length: 3 cm (each)
Weight: 14.0 grams (for the pair)
Very good condition
The 18 carat gold earclips were made by the renowned jewelry firm Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1960s. The tailored, chased yellow gold leaves twist up the ear creating a design that is innovative and elegant at the same time. Elizabeth Taylor had over 40 items of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, most of them gifts from her husband Richard Burton. These beautiful ear clips exemplify the extraordinary craftsmanship behind the well-known name Van Cleef & Arpels.
The earclips are in very good condition. They are each signed ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’, bare a French assayer’s mark and the purity ‘750’. They each measure 3 cm and the pair weighs 14.0 grams.
Van Cleef & Arpels (founded 1906)
The Van Cleef & Arpels brand instantly conjures up an exciting image of large diamonds, rare rubies, historic sapphires and emeralds from princely collections. Throughout their firm’s illustrious history, this high-jewelry house has consistently worked to improve methods for cutting stones, mounting stones, in the process crafting sophisticated pieces that will be treasured for generations. Faithful to the spirit of their founders, each piece of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is designed to enhance the beauty of exceptional stones. Although they are known for the use of precious gems, they have over time chosen to highlight the poetry of more unexpected materials such as mother-of-pearl shell, exotic woods and lacquer in line with the fashions of the times. Van Cleef & Arpels is actively involved with the preservation and presentation of their history today, putting together extensive shows from their archives in major world capitals.