In its original case of the AUGER house,... - Lot 131 - Artenchères

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In its original case of the AUGER house,... - Lot 131 - Artenchères

In its original case of the AUGER house, jeweller place des Victoires, Paris, stamped with a Comtale crown, in brown leather, square shape, bearing the initials H K.

Jewel with transformations:



Brooch for the central motif composed of the three most important diamonds

Bracelet line of diamonds

A metal system is arranged in the lower part of the case including a tiara mount and two clips to fix the system on the hair.

The setting of this jewel is constituted of silver 980 thousandths and yellow gold 750 thousandths (18 carats).

Total length : 37 cm

Total gross weight: 54,9 g

It carries on one of the parts the punch of Master of the house Auger two A in a rhombus with in the center a square in which one can see a star.

This mark corresponds to that of Alphonse Auger (1837-1904), jeweller.

This transformable jewel can be dated between 1870 and 1880, it is a typical French work of jewellery of its time, with palmettes decoration.

Very good condition, no missing or broken stone. The setting has no deformation or wear.


Composed of a central design with palmettes decoration and a line of diamonds on the upper part.

The diamonds are old cuts for the most important ones as well as rose cut diamonds. Ending with a ratchet clasp, the necklace is fully articulated.


In the center a pattern stands out, thanks to a hook system, and can be worn as a brooch, with a suitable setting featuring a pin and two diamonds at the ends.

Gross weight with the brooch system: 14.3 g, length: 3.5 cm, no visible hallmark or guarantee.

The setting is made of yellow gold and silver, the diamonds are old cut for the most important and 15 rose cut diamonds for the pavement.

The three most important diamonds in this part are about 0, 60 carats for the one in the center and for the two in the shoulder 0,50 carats each.


Comprising the main design of palmettes set with diamonds.

The setting is in yellow gold and silver, paved with old and rose-cut diamonds.

The eight largest diamonds are approximately


Composed of a line of 43 rose-cut diamonds in silver setting, fully articulated, ratchet clasp, length: 17 cm, gross weight: 11.49 g.

Precisions: about 13 carats total; Colour presumed H/I; Clarity VS

Provenance: Family from the Lyon region, kept by descent

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