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Lot 249: A One-of-a-Kind Diamond and Three-Tone Gold 'Qu'Apelle' Objet d'Art Fan

 

Hammer Price
$55,000 CAN

 

Realistically modelled as a large, multi-hinged foldable fan, with openwork motifs imaginatively depicting the creation and formation of a diamond from within the depths of the Earth, the circuitous eruptions en route to the surface and beyond to surreal sky scenery, elaborately decorated with round, princess-cut and a diamond-profile brown diamond, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 60.75 carats, mounted in 18k white, pink and yellow gold, with a wirework display stand on a lucite plinth and a travel case
Designed, and handmade by Master goldsmith Derek Olson. Created for the 2004 DeBeers "Diamonds, Nature's Miracle" exhibition in Venice.

Weight: 686.0 grams
Dimensions: 430 x 240 mm
Diamonds: 2,529 round and princess-cut diamonds, G-H colour, VS clarity, and one brown diamond-profile shaped diamond, VS clarity
Good condition


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AUCTION ESTIMATE
FALL 2019 60,000 – 80,000
46,800 – 62,400
39,000 – 52,000
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