Lot 46
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PAIR OF NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, LATE 19TH CENTURY/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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15,000 - 25,000 CHF
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Description

Each set with a button shaped natural pearl measuring 9.68 x 9.80 x 8.40mm and 9.61 x 10.03 x 7.58mm respectively, framed by circular-cut diamonds, post and hinged back fitting.

Provenance

Given by Duke Robert I of Parma (1848-1907) to his daughter-in-law, Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria, Princess Elie de Bourbon-Parme (1882-1940) on the occasion of the birth of her daughter, Elisabeth, in 1904. "Un écrin velours bleu ciel avec boucles d'oreilles grosses perles entourées de diamants (Settepani). Les boucles d'oreilles m'ont été données par mon beau-père pour la naissance de ma fille Elisabeth".

[A baby blue velvet case with a pair of earrings set with large pearls framed with diamonds (Settepani). The earrings were given by my father-in-law for the birth of my daughter Elisabeth].

Excerpt from the inventory of Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria, Princess Elie de Bourbon Parme

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 98107, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.
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