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An oxidised gem-set « Tête de belier » pendant, by René Boivin, circa 1965. Estimate £6,000 – 8,000 (€7,600 – 10,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams

Designed as a ram’s head, with textured curling horns, with oval-cut pink sapphire eyes, signed R. Boivin, maker’s mark, French assay mark, length 5.2cm

For the original sketch of the ‘ram’s head’ design, dated to 1964, see Cailles, Françoise, « René Boivin Jeweller », Quartet Books, London, 1994, page 304.

Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 4 Dec 2014 13:00 GMT, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET