June 4, 03:11 PM GMT
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
NATURAL PEARL, BLISTER PEARL AND DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE
The open work upper section composed of concentric circles, the centre swing-set with a natural blister pearl measuring approximately 12.30 x 11.00 x 5.50mm, to concentric pear-shapes at each side and a bow at the centre, suspending graduated pendants, festoons, four tassel pendants and a central garland pendant, millegrain-set throughout with circular-cut diamonds, and three natural pearls measuring approximately 6.85 - 6.90 x 7.20mm, 7.00 - 7.05 x 7.20mm and 8.30 - 8.50 x 7.40mm, unsigned, case stamped Cartier; circa 1900.
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The Nature of Diamonds, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, October 2008-March 2009
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, May-September 2009
The Field Museum, Chicago, October 2009 -March 2010
Accompanied by a facsimile of SSEF report no. 50772, stating that the one blister pearl and three pearls are natural, saltwater, with evidence of work to the base of the blister pearl.