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Natural pearl, diamond and enamel pendant necklace, circa 1900

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

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

Natural pearl, diamond and enamel pendant necklace, circa 1900

Natural pearl, diamond and enamel pendant necklace, circa 1900

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

15,120

GBP

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

Natural pearl, diamond and enamel pendant necklace, circa 1900


The pendant designed as a fuchsia, the petals applied with purple, orange and green plique-à-jour enamel, the stamens suspending five natural pearls from chains composed of rondelles set with rose-cut diamonds, to a necklace similarly set, length approximately 490mm.


Accompanied by SSEF report no. 73667, dated 3rd April 2014, stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 73667, dated 3rd April 2014, stating that the pearls weigh and measure approximately as following: 6.1 carat pearl measures approximately 8.60 - 8.85 x 12.25 mm

6.2 carat pearl measures approximately 8.95 - 9.00 x 11.85 mm

4.5 carat pearl measures approximately 7.40 - 8.80 x 10.65 mm

5.1 carat pearl measures approximately 7.05 - 8.35 x 13.30 mm

4.6 carat pearl measures approximately 7.60 - 7.65 x 12.05 mm


Pearls of slightly cream body colour, medium to good lustre, some growth marks, banding and pitting, one with brown residues. Enamel with areas of loss otherwise in good condition. Clasp secure. Pearls drops detach. Pendant length from bale to lowest drop approximately 100mm. Gross weight approximately 40 grams. Overall condition good aside from damage to enamel on one fuchsia.


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