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Natural pearl, pearl and diamond stomacher, attributed to Boucheron, circa 1900

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

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

Natural pearl, pearl and diamond stomacher, attributed to Boucheron, circa 1900

Natural pearl, pearl and diamond stomacher, attributed to Boucheron, circa 1900

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

50,400

GBP

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

Natural pearl, pearl and diamond stomacher, attributed to Boucheron, circa 1900


Designed as fruiting vine, the leaves set with cushion shaped and rose-cut diamonds, the fruit composed of natural pearls and pearls, unsigned, only three pearls tested.


Accompanied by a gemmological report. 

Accompanied by GCS report no. 80256-14, dated 18th February 2020, stating that the three pearls testing (the central pearl and the two lowest), measuring 9.50-9.60 x 8.38, 8.68-8.70 x 7.78mm and 9.10-9.11 x 8.70mm, are natural, saltwater.


Unsigned. Remaining pearls untested for natural origin. Estimated total diamond weight approximately 5.00-7.00 carats. Pearls with cream body colour, high lustre, rose and green overtones, nacre in good condition. Pins detachable, with a fitting for backchain to attach to. Measuring approximately 130mm wide, gross weight approximately 74 grams. Overall condition good.


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Cf.: Gilles Néret, Boucheron: Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, New York, 1988, pg. 60 no. 93, for a similar diamond brooch designed by Auguste Bugniot for Boucheron's display at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.