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Art Deco Cartier brooch to sell at first Chiswick Auction of 2021

The Art Deco Cartier diamond and rock crystal lapel brooch was formerly owned by the New York socialite Miss Mary Augusta McCagg

A rare Art Deco Cartier brooch will lead the Chiswick Auctions first major auction of this year.

The Art Deco Cartier diamond and rock crystal lapel brooch was formerly owned by the New York socialite Miss Mary Augusta McCagg.

With its Indian influence and monochrome colour palette, the item is expected to sell competitively as it is typical of early Art Deco jewellery.

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Currently, the pre-auction estimate of the piece is standing at £12,000-15,000.

The wider auction will also feature a wide selection of the ‘Brilliantly British’, with the country’s prominent British jewellery designers from the 19th to 21st Century all being represented.

Further highlights from collections on sale will include two of Wendy Ramshaw’s iconic ring towers, one made of gold and diamonds, estimated between £1500-2000, the other of silver and moonstone, estimated between £500-700.

Viewings are set to take place by appointment within Chiswick Auction’s South Kensington and Chiswick galleries, as well as via Zoom.

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