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Star ruby, enamel, diamond & seed pearl pendant necklace, 1880s
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
45
Star ruby, enamel, diamond & seed pearl pendant necklace, 1880s
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Star ruby, enamel, diamond & seed pearl pendant necklace, 1880s
The detachable pendant designed as a foliate cross applied with black and white enamel, set with a cabochon star ruby weighing approximately 6.44 carats, circular-cut diamonds and seed pearls, to a chain composed of belcher linking connected by seed pearl and black enamel motifs, length approximately 390mm, attributed to Ernesto Rinzi, fitted case stamped Watherston & Son.
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Catalogue Note

Ernesto Rinzi (1836-1909) was brought to London by the renowned jeweller Alessandro Castellani in the 1860s. Having started his own business, Rinzi advertised as a manufacturing goldsmith and jeweller and made several caskets in the Neo-Renaissance taste, one of which was presented to the Duke of Edinburgh. His creations are recognised as "artistic works in a very superior style", while his Renaissance style jewels are particularly rare, exhibiting fine enamel work.

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