AN UNUSUAL DIAMOND DOG BROOCH, BY CARTIER . They describe the pin: "Designed as an articulated begging terrier with emerald eyes and onyx nose, a mechanism on the reverse allows the paw and tail to move, 4.2 cm, with French assay mark for platinum and gold, in red leather Cartier case." Price realized at auction was $62,937.
This lovely Greyhound Rhinestone Pin by Trifari, most likely 1940's-50's and designed by Alfred Phillipe (who had previously designed at Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels) would achieve at auction near $1000 despite being 'costume' jewellery.
An Art Nouveau gold, enamel and diamond brooch, by Lucien Gaillard, French, 1900s. Designed as a butterfly woman with outstretched wings, partially enamelled and highlighted with rose-cut diamonds. Signed GL and numbered. 7.8 x 6.7cm. #LucienGaillard #ArtNouveau #brooch