Lot 277
  • 277

Platinum and Diamond Tiara-Necklace Combination, France

100,000 - 200,000 USD
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  • platinum, diamond
The graduated Belle Époque design composed of ribbon scroll, bow and foliate flourishes, the top set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 2.45 carats, accented by numerous old European, single and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 57.55 carats, signed V.C.A, numbered 9070 CS, with French assay marks; together with a white metal frame and two detachable sections measuring 4 and 2¼ inches, with French assay mark and French workshop marks for Vassort; circa 1915. With box.


In good condition overall. The larger diamonds are approximately H-J color, VS-SI clarity, with several exhibiting some minor chipping to their girdles, visible under magnification. The smaller diamonds are approximately G-I color, SI-I clarity with several VS examples. Vassort marks located on the detachable sections. Box may not be original; slightly fitted. Some evident repair to the tiara frame when viewed under magnification. This tiara can also be worn as a necklace, internal circumference 14 1/2 inches.
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