110
110
Natural pearl, ruby and turquoise necklace, mid 19th Century
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 26,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
110
Natural pearl, ruby and turquoise necklace, mid 19th Century
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 26,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Jewellery Collection of the Late Michael Wellby: An Eclectic Eye - Jewels Spanning Four Centuries

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Natural pearl, ruby and turquoise necklace, mid 19th Century
Designed as a graduated series of coiled snake links set with cabochon turquoises and pearls, five suspending natural baroque pearl drops, the eyes set with cabochon rubies, length approximately 430mm, fitted case.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by The Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 06279, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.

Snakes have often been used as a popular motif in jewellery, in some instances it is worn as a talisman to ward off evil and if the tail is held in the snake's mouth, the ouroborus, it is symbolic of eternity or everlasting love.

The Jewellery Collection of the Late Michael Wellby: An Eclectic Eye - Jewels Spanning Four Centuries

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London