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NATURAL PEARL, BLISTER PEARL AND DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE

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NATURAL PEARL, BLISTER PEARL AND DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE

NATURAL PEARL, BLISTER PEARL AND DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 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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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.


Unsigned. Estimated total diamond weight approximately 17.00 - 20.00 carats. Two pearls slightly pear-shaped, central pendent pearl bouton. Largest pearl, at centre of top half, is a blister pearl, back not visible due to adhesive and setting. Pearls overall with good lustre, well matched, with nacre in overall good condition. Overall dimensions approximately 146 x 70mm. Very well articulated. Mounted in silver on gold. Case stamped Cartier Paris 15 rue de la Paix, 4 New Burlington Street, dated between approximately 1902 and 1909. Brooch fitting detachable, screwdriver deficient. Gross weight approximately 50.4 grams.


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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.