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9002

Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Circa 1830 | 鑽石 配 琺瑯彩 胸針,約1830年

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 HKD

Property of an Asian Collector

Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Circa 1830 | 鑽石 配 琺瑯彩 胸針,約1830年

Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Circa 1830 | 鑽石 配 琺瑯彩 胸針,約1830年

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 HKD

Lot sold:

88,200

HKD

Property of an Asian Collector

Diamond and Enamel Brooch

Circa 1830

鑽石 配 琺瑯彩 胸針,約1830年


Designed as a Tudor Rose with old-cut diamond-set petals highlighted with blue enamel, centring a crowned monogram, can be worn as a pendant.

Metal tested as yellow gold and silver. Diamonds are bright and lively. Enamel is overall in very good condition, with minor nicks and scratches. Signs of wear to metal commensurate with age. Overall in very good condition.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption. Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

This brooch bears the crowned cipher of William IV, the initials WR each representing William Rex. It is formed as a Tudor Rose, which is a traditional heraldic emblem of England. In the 19th century, the Tudor Rose were used as symbols of mementos for the British royals. The jewel would have been worn by the children of William IV. Similar examples are listed in the book Ancestral Jewels by Diana Scarisbrick (page 80), Brilliant Europe: Jewels From the European Courts by Diana Scarisbrick et al (page 234), and Jewellery from Renaissance to Art Déco 1540-1940 by Diana Scarisbrick and Norio Ohashi (page 138).

此別針飾英王威廉四世的皇冠徽章,呈都鐸玫瑰形,上方的字母「WR」為「威廉王(William Rex)」的縮寫。威廉四世的後裔曾佩戴過此別針。都鐸玫瑰為英國的傳統紋章標誌,十九世紀時,它被用作英國皇室紀念物的專用圖案。類例著錄於戴安娜・斯卡瑞斯布里克所撰的《祖傳珠寶》(頁80),《輝煌的歐洲:歐洲宮廷珠寶》及 Diana Scarisbrick 及 Norio Ohashi 合撰的《從文藝復興到裝飾藝術時期的珠寶,1540-1940年》(頁138)。