Exceptional Jewels: The Wolf Family Collection

Sotheby’s
20 April 2023•10:00 EDT•
New York

With the auction just minutes away, here’s what we believe you should be looking for.


199. Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris
A Diamond Double Clip-Brooch

Designed as a semi-circular plaque, set with old European-cut, round and baguette diamonds, signed by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, numbered 48.701, with French assay and workshop marks; circa 1935.

Estimate
$80,000 – $120,000 USD

Designed as a flower with a carved coral center and petals, the edges set with round diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered NY62389, Made in France, with French assay and workshop marks.

Estimate
$20,000 – $30,000 USD


159. JAR, France
A Sapphire, Garnet and Diamond Clip-Brooch

Designed as a posy with pansies and a rose bud, pavé-set with blue, pink and violet sapphires, orange garnets, a tsavorite garnet, and brown and black diamonds, signed JAR, Paris, with French assay and workshop mark; circa 2004. Accompanied by a signed box.

Accompanied by an original invoice from JAR, Paris dated June 23, 2004.

Estimate
$250,000 – $350,000 USD


135. Harry Winston
A Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Earclips

Vertically set with two pear-shaped sapphires and two pear-shaped diamonds, within curving frames of tapered baguette diamonds and sapphires, signed Winston, with marks for Jacques Timey; accompanied by a signed pouch.

Estimate
$60,000 – $80,000 USD


201. Van Cleef & Arpels, France
A Ruby and Diamond Clip-Brooch

Of double-leaf design set with round rubies and diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, with French assay and workshop marks, numbered 6094 CS.

Estimate
$50,000 – $75,000 USD


157. René Boivin, France
A Diamond Bracelet

The tapering, articulated strap of slightly bombé form decorated in a fish scale motif, set with old mine-, old European- and single-cut diamonds, the clasp enhanced with baguette diamonds, French assay marks and maker’s mark for René Boivin, circa 1937.

Estimate
$80,000 – $120,000 USD


206. Van Cleef & Arpels
A ‘Mystery-Set’ Ruby and Diamond Clip-Brooch

The pistil set with a cluster of round diamonds, surrounded by calibré-cut ruby petals, on a detachable marquise- and baguette-cut diamond stem, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered N.Y. 34774, with French maker’s mark, also marked ©1964circa 1965; accompanied by a signed box and pouch.

Estimate
$400,000 – $600,000 USD


196. Van Cleef & Arpels
A ‘Mystery-Set’ Sapphire and Diamond Brooch

Designed as a flower set with round, pear- and marquise-shaped diamonds, the petals set with calibré-cut sapphires, the detachable stem set with marquise-shaped, baguette and triangular diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered NY 56958.

Estimate
$200,000 – $300,000 USD

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