Lot 430
  • 430

RARE EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, JANESICH, 1920S

Estimate
250,000 - 350,000 CHF
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Description

  • Janesich
Designed as a series of collet-set square and baguette diamond links, suspending a fringe and a central pendant of carved emeralds depicting bunches of grapes and foliate motifs, length approximately 495mm, signed Janesich, numbered, French assay mark for gold, maker's mark for Profillet, fitted case stamped Janesich, one emerald deficient.

Condition

Signed Janesich, numbered 24955, French assay marks for 18 carat gold, maker's mark for Profillet, 14 rue Pastourelle, 75003, Paris. Emeralds from yellowish green to green, with some surface-reaching inclusions. One emerald deficient. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 6.00 - 8.00 carats, on average J-L colour, VS-SI clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Original fitted case stamped Janesich. Gross weight approximately 89 grams.
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Catalogue Note

Leopoldo Janesich opened his first shop in Trieste in 1835, offering jewellery and silverware to an international clientele. Business thrived, and his reputation grew to the point that towards the end of the nineteenth century Janesich inaugurated new premises in the fashionable Rue de la Paix in Paris. In the following years new outlets were opened in London and the fashionable resorts of Biarritz, Monte Carlo and Vichy. Among the patrons of Janesich were members of aristocratic and royal families. The 1920’s and 30’s were a particularly rich and productive period for the firm and they excelled at producing both jewellery and accessories in the fashionable modern style that would become known as Art Deco. Janesich is predominantly known for his Jewellery of this period, such as the emerald and diamond necklace, Lot 430.  

Today the business is still operating in Trieste, run by Francesco, the sixth generation of Janesich to head up this family firm with its rich history of beautifully designed and crafted fine jewels and accessories.