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René Boivin Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby and Gold Starfish Brooch

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A French 18 karat gold starfish brooch with sapphire, diamond, emerald and ruby by René Boivin. The brooch has 20 sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.55 carats, 21 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .65 carat, 5 emeralds with an approximate total weight of .35 carat, and 10 rubies with an approximate total weight of .30 carat. Circa 1950's. "Although they remained the prerogative of Madame Boivin, Juliette Moutard excelled at designing these marine jewels. In fact, it is to her inimitable talent that we owe Boivin's most famous creation: the starfish. It was her favourite jewel. The original sketch dates from 1935 and the first model was made for the actress Claudette Colbert." From Rene Boivin Jeweller. Documentation from Francoise Cailles. Similar pictured in Rene Boivin Jeweller, by Francoise Cailles, Quartet Books, 1994, page 273-279.. Signed, "Rene Boivin".

Details

  • Creator
  • Place of origin
    France
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    W 2.25 in. x D 2.25 in.

    W 57.15 mm x D 57.15 mm

  • Length
    2.25 in. (57.15 mm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    BO18707
  • Reference number
    LU894431493

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