Natural pearl, diamond and ruby brooch (Spilla con perla naturale, diamanti e rubini), 1910s
From a Noble Family
Natural pearl, diamond and ruby brooch
(Spilla con perla naturale, diamanti e rubini)
Designed as a fly, the body with a natural pearl and a cushion-shaped diamond, wings decorated with old-mine cut diamonds, eyes set with circular-cut rubies, brooch fitting detachable.
(Disegnata come una mosca, il corpo realizzato con una perla naturale e un diamante taglio cuscino, le ali in diamanti di vecchio taglio, occhi in rubini di taglio circolare, montatura per la spilla removibile.)
To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Please note that an export license is needed for this lot, please refer to the jewellery department for further information: + 39 02 29500201. Accompanied by Cisgem gemological report n. 17723 dated 16/12/.2020, stating that the drilled pearl, measuring approximately 8.68 - 11.72 x 14.03mm, was found to be natural, saltwater. Gross weight approximately 15 grams. Measures approximately 31 x 46.5mm. Brooch fitting may be unscrewed. Signs and scratches to the metal, including minor evidence of tarnish, consistent with age and wear. In overall good condition.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable for this lot. (Si prega di notare che l'articolo 11 delle Condizioni Generali di Vendita (Online Only) non è applicabile per questo lotto).
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.