VAN CLEEF & ARPELS FISHY BROOCH

£6600

Van Cleef and Arpels, Paris, is one of the great names of French jewellery, established in Paris in 1906, famous for original designs and high quality. This unusual and attractive brooch takes the form of a fan-tailed goldfish, in smoothly polished 18ct - the only legal French standard - set with estimated 1 1/2carats of diamonds. It was probably made in the 1980s, and is approximately 1 3/4 inches: 43 mm across, weighing 23.1 grams.