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Collection of jewels (Collezione di gioielli), 19th century

Property of a Noble Family

Collection of jewels (Collezione di gioielli), 19th century

Collection of jewels (Collezione di gioielli), 19th century

Property of a Noble Family

Collection of jewels 

(Collezione di gioielli)

19th century


Comprising: a sautoir designed with seed pearls torçade , suspendingrose-cut diamond tassels, length approximately 100cm, cultured pearl choker of twenty two rows to a central motif applied with black enamel, pearls and old-mine and rose-cut diamonds, length approximately 350mm, with additional segment, length approximately 390mm, and three brooches, one set with an oval-cut spinel within a border of seed pearls, further accented with rose-cut diamonds, one designed as a flowerhead decorated with old-mine cut diamonds and another one as a flower branch set with rose-cut diamonds. 


 (Comprendente: una collana realizzata in microperline con nappe in diamanti a rosa, lunghezza approssimativa un metro, collier de chien con 22 fili di perle coltivate ed al centro un motivo in smalto nero, perle e diamanti di vecchio taglio ed a rosa, lunghezza approssimativa 350mm, allungabile tramite segmento addizionale, lunghezza approssimativa 390mm, e tre spille, la prima con uno spinello di taglio ovale entro un ordo di microperline e diamanti di taglio rosa, la seconda disegnata come un fiore in diamanti di vecchio taglio, la terza come un tralcio fiorito in diamanti di taglio rosa.)


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Please note that an export license is needed for this lot, please refer to the jewellery department for further information: + 39 02 29500201. Spinel brooch: accompanied by Cisgem gemological report n. 17547 dated 30.11.2020, stating that the red spinel, measuring approximately 5.57 x 8.70 x 2.60mm, estimated to weigh approximately 1 carat, was found to be natural. Gross weight approximately 24 grams, measures approximately 32 x 32mm. In overall good condition considering age and wear. Seed pearl, enamel and diamond choker: gross weight approximately 118 grams. Stamped 750 for 18 carat gold. Central element measures approximately 43mm in diameter. Evidence of tarnish and discoloration to the metal consistent with age and wear. Seed pearl sautoir: gross weight approximately 120 grams. One tassel with a number of seed pearls deficient. Gold and silver flower brooch: gross weight approximately 9 grams. Measures approximately 28mm in diameter. Gold and silver flower branch brooch: French assay mark for 18 carat gold, indistinct maker's mark. Gross weight approximately 34 grams. Brooch fitting likely later added. Length approximately 82mm, width approximately 39mm, the widest.


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