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Description: Hard bound in burgundy color silk over boards with gilt titles. Published on the occasion of the Thursday November 20, 1980 auction held at the Hotel Richemond, Geneva. Sale code “Polar Star”. 12 beautiful full page, full color plates. The star of the auction the “Polar Star” a 41.285 cts. cushion shaped diamond, once owned by Napoleon’s brother Joseph Bonaparte, and the Russian Princess Tatiana Youssoupoff. Later Acquired by Cartier’s Paris and sold to the oil magnate Sir Henry Deterding. A very nice copy of a scarce auction catalog.

Bookseller Inventory # 25038


A Casket Of Magnificent Jewels:
The Collection Of The Late Lydia Deterding


Publisher: Christie’s; Geneva, Switzerland
Publication Date: Thursday November 20, 1980
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued

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