Please note that the total diamond weight is 16.99 carats.
Please note the total diamond weight is approximately, 18.50 carats, not 16.30 carats as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that the pearls are natural and accompanied by GIA report no. 5121777017 stating natural pearls, saltwater.
Please note that the pearls are also accompanied by SSEF report no. 57799 stating natural pearls, saltwater.
Please note, lot 214 is being sold WITHOUT RESERVE.
Please note that the pearl drop is a natural pearl and accompanied by GIA report no. 2125777021 stating natural pearl, saltwater.
Please note that the necklace is accompanied by GIA report no. 2125778746 stating that the cultured pearls are natural gray color.
Please note the total diamond weight is approximately 45.00 carats, not 30.00 carats as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that the hinged terminals have become loose and will be repaired for the purchaser by Sotheby's.
Please note that the necklaces are also accompanied by SSEF report no. 57801 stating that the shorter strand contains 64 natural pearls and 1 cultured pearl, saltwater; and SSEF report no. 57800 stating that the longer strand contains 65 natural pearls and 8 cultured pearls, saltwater.
Please note that this necklace reputedly belonged to Nancy, Viscountess Astor. The necklace has been illustrated in Jewellery 1789-1910 by Shirley Bury, plate 392, and is shown being worn in a Cecil Beaton photo of Ana Inez Carcano, the first wife of John Jacob Astor, the son of Nancy Astor. Originally fitted with turquoise pendants, these are now absent. The necklace, which was kept in a box of the period, stamped Cartier, was purchased as is from Fred Leighton, who conveyed the provenance verbally.
Please note that the center diamond wieghs 15.03 carats.
Please note that the larger diamonds are cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliants, not emerald-cuts as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that the bangle-bracelets are silver-gilt, not gold as stated in the catalogue. Please also note that the ruby set into the third bracelet is synthetic.
Please note that while the piece is signed, we cannot guarantee that it was made by Cartier.
Please note the clock dates to circa 1965, not circa 1950 as stated in the catalogue.