Price guide to Cartier elephant brooches. Cartier’s animal brooches are not only excellent fashion accessories, but also highly collectible. The elephant has always been a popular animal and these brooches are extremely popular.
An elephant brooch, by Cartier
Realistically modelled as an elephant, with circular-cut emerald eyes, maker’s mark, French assay mark, signed Cartier, length 5.0cm
Sold for £ 2,750 inc. premium at Bonhams in 2018
CARTIER ELEPHANT BROOCH AND PIN SET
Comprising a gold brooch of a mother and diamond set baby elephant, together with a diamond set elephant pin Metal: 18k yellow gold
Diamonds: 133 round diamonds with approximate total weight of 1.50 – 2 carats
Stones: 2 round emeralds and 1 round ruby
Size/Dimensions: Brooch 3 x 1.5 cm; Pin 1.3 x 1.6 cm
Marks: 750, Marker’s mark, numbered
Gross Weight: 16.9 grams
Sold for USD 5,250 at Christies in 2017
Cartier Elephant Mother and Calf Brooch
Crafted in 18K gold, set with two emerald eyes; measures 1-1/4 x 3/4 inches; weight 11.01 g.
Signed: Cartier; Stamped: 750, French Assay marks; Numbered: 648997
Sold for $2,000 at Fortuna Auction in 2018
Massif 18 kt gold CARTIER Brooch ‘elephants’ , YG 750/000, 3 elephants on styl. bamboo, total approx. 32.5 g, signed and num., l. approx. 6 cm
Sold for €2,200 at Henry’s Auktionshaus AG in 2018
CARTIER – a mid 20th century elephant brooch. The textured elephant, with bead detail and circular sapphire cabochon eye. Signed and numbered Cartier, partially illegible. French assay marks. Length 4.2cms. Weight 12.6gms.
The lot is in good overall condition with light scratches in keeping with minimal wear. Slight file mark to base edge of one foot. Stamped with French maker’s mark, ‘Made in France’ and partial French assay marks to the double pin. Stamped 18Kts near to Cartier mark on ear. Number poorly struck near Cartier mark, possibly 3938.
Sold for £2,100 at Fellows in 2015
Diamond and emerald brooch, Cartier
Designed as a pair of elephants, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, with circular-cut emerald eyes, signed Cartier, French assay and maker’s marks.
Sold for 5,625 GBP at Sothebys in 2015