Cartier New York Carved Emerald and Ruby Diamond Necklace bought by Edward James for Tilly Losch 1932.
Cartier Paris Diamond Serpent Watch. Made by Lavabre for Cartier Paris 1920. Last owner known to author was Imelda Marcos
Cigarette box and matching compact with lipstick signed Ostertag Paris. Made by Renault. Bought by Mrs. Morton F. Plant who swapped her 5th Avenue mansion for a row of pearls from Pierre Cartier.
Edwardian Cartier Paris Carved Indian Emeralds. Two stunning Cartier jewels formally belonging to Lady Victoria Sackville of Knole, Kent. A notorious accumulator of money, furniture and jewels. Two old carved Indian emeralds of unusual size, the work of Mughal jewelers in Delhi. Both mounted by Cartier Paris. The largest is mounted as a brooch and was sold in the 1980′s at Bonham’s London to Fred Leighton. The pendant on cord is mounted in a frame of arabesque-style carved rock crystal and diamonds.Whereabouts of pendant is unknown.
A Magnificent Cartier Ruby Diamond Necklace sold at Sotheby’s in the 1980′s. Rumored to have belonged to Diva Ganna Walska.
Magnificent Cartier London ruby diamond parure reputedly made for Mrs. Marshall Field. Sold at Christie’s Geneva November 1973. The entire set was broken up except the earrings. The rubies were removed from the entire parure. The necklace motifs were made into rings and earrings. Clive Kandel owned the earclips in 1974, set with onyx which sold to a Roman jeweler for three thousand dollars. The earclips reappeared in the U.S Marshall’s November 2011 auction of Bernard Madoff’s effects and sold for close to eighty thousand dollars
Paul Flato Diamond Necklace
Images courtesy of Christies, Sothebys and Clive Kandel Collection