CARTIER 14K Gold Lion's Paw Scallop Shell Sapphire and Turquoise Brooch
ca. 1960; the brooch comprising a large lion's paw scallop shell set in a yellow gold frame and surmounted with 12 circle-cut sapphires five oval cushion-cut sapphires and pave-set oval cabochon turquoise; signed; 27.73 dwts.; lg. 3 in.
Provenance: Property of a Boston Massachusetts Lady.
Literature: The Journal of Gemmology "Pearls from the lion's paw scallop" Vol. 29 No. 4 October 2004 illus. cover and pg. 195.
one of the applied sapphires along the edge is loose but stable; shell with one small chip along bottom edge; frame with some bending and losses verso but does not inhibit stability or functionality