Lot 100
  • 100

EXCEPTIONAL AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT, 18TH CENTURY

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1,000,000 - 1,990,000 CHF
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36,427,000 CHF
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Description

Set with an oval diamond supporting a diamond bow motif and a slightly baroque drop  shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 15.90 x 18.35 x 25.85mm, hook and hinged back fitting, the pearl and diamond bow motif were suspended from Marie Antoinette’s three strand pearl necklace; the single stone oval diamond surmount formed the clasp of that same necklace (see page *** for an illustration of Marie Antoinette pearl necklace and inventory description), together with an original fitted case mentioned in Marie Anne of Austria, Princess Elie de Bourbon Parme’s inventory for the three row pearl necklace (lot….), the single row (lot…), the pair of pearl and diamond earrings (lot …) and the pearl and diamond pendant (lot …).
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