View full screen - View 1 of Lot 42. Group of seed pearl, diamond and gem set jewellery, late 19th/early 20th century.
42

Group of seed pearl, diamond and gem set jewellery, late 19th/early 20th century

Estimate:

3,200 to - 3,800 GBP

Formerly in the collection of Mrs Flora Sassoon (1859-1936)

Group of seed pearl, diamond and gem set jewellery, late 19th/early 20th century

Group of seed pearl, diamond and gem set jewellery, late 19th/early 20th century

Estimate:

3,200 to - 3,800 GBP

Lot sold:

3,780

GBP

Formerly in the collection of Mrs Flora Sassoon (1859-1936)

Group of seed pearl, diamond and gem set jewellery, late 19th/early 20th century


Comprising: an oval locket, the exterior set with half pearls, circular-cut emeralds and a rose-cut diamond, decorated with rope twist borders, opening to reveal two glazed compartments containing a hand-coloured photograph of Mrs Flora Sassoon, and a lock of hair; another circular locket, the exterior and interior glazed, containing four hand coloured photographs of Sassoon family members, one side bordered with seed pearls, the other with oval rubies; a bar brooch set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, calibré-cut sapphires and seed pearls; and a ring set with a cabochon turquoise, to a foliate mount set with circular- and rose-cut diamonds, size K.


Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin.

Oval locket: 59 x 35 including bail fitting. Discoloration to metal. Visible solder to base of bail.

Round locket: 50 x 38 including bail. Exterior glazing missing on pearl side, one pane damaged on interior.

Bar brooch: Estimated total diamond weight approximately 0.50 - 0.70 carats, one seed pearl deficient, pin stamped 18, length approximately 80mm.

Ring: turquoise with areas of matrix visible. Areas of discoloration to metal.

Condition of each piece commensurate with age and use, combined gross weight approximately 66 grams.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee, and are not responsible for, any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the lot. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the relevant section the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.