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Sapphire and diamond brooch, late 19th century
Set with three cabochon sapphires weighing 46.86, 10.09 and 9.93 carats respectively, each within a frame of cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, brooch fitting detachable with Austrian assay marks for gold and silver, accompanied by a brooch, a later pair of earrings and a hair ornament fittings, fitted case stamped Ernst Paltscho.
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Accompanied by SSEF report no. 102184 and Gübelin report no. 18090058, no. 18090059 and no. 18090060, each stating that the sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, together with appendix letters.

"The described set consists of a sapphire of impressive size and weight, combined with a matching pair of sapphires. Perfectly cut as high-domed cabochons, these three sapphires are characterised by an attractive and matching colour and a very fine quality. .... Assembling a set of three natural sapphires from Kashmir of this size and quality can be considered very rare and exceptional."

Excerpt from the SSEF appendix letter.

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