Lot 11
  • 11

18 Karat Gold, Mother-of-Pearl and Hematite Necklace, Bulgari

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Bulgari
  • gold, hematite, mother of pearl
The curb-link chain spaced by six oval-shaped plaques, three set with mother-of-pearl and three set with hematite, gross weight approximately 139 dwts, length 35½ inches, signed Bulgari Italy, with maker's marks.

Condition

In good condition overall, with very light surface wear. The mother-of-pearl exhibits a nice play of color, with distinct rose and green overtones. The dark silvery gray hematite plaques present the natural conchodial banding inherent to the material. Minor surface cracking to a few of the panels, but it is not evident when worn. Also with workshop mark and Italian registry and assay marks. Bears a nice heft.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.