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9005

Pearl and Enamel Demi-Parure, Circa 1860 | 珍珠 配 琺瑯彩 胸針/吊墜 及 耳墜套裝, 約1890年

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Pearl and Enamel Demi-Parure, Circa 1860 | 珍珠 配 琺瑯彩 胸針/吊墜 及 耳墜套裝, 約1890年

Pearl and Enamel Demi-Parure, Circa 1860 | 珍珠 配 琺瑯彩 胸針/吊墜 及 耳墜套裝, 約1890年

Property of a Lady

Pearl and Enamel Demi-Parure

Circa 1860

珍珠 配 琺瑯彩 胸針/吊墜 及 耳墜套裝, 約1890年


In the Etruscan revival style comprising: a pendant/brooch centring on a star motif set with pearls to a dark blue enamel surround, the reverse with a glazed locket compartment, suspending a similarly-set detachable pendant decorated with fringes; and a pair of earrings en suite, fitted case.

Metal tested as yellow gold. Pearls are overall in good condition, with signs of age and wear. Dark blue enamel is overall in good condition, with minor loss on the brooch/pendant as shown in the images. The brooch/pendant is slightly dented on the left top, locket compartment in good condition. Signs of wear to metal commensurate with age. Some tassles missing, and some with slightly bent tassle edges. Overall in very good condition. The fitted case clasp does not close properly.


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 demi-parure is a classic example of a jewel from the 1860s, with its original fitted case. These suites of brooch and earrings, with the brooch often also worn as a pendant, gained popularity instead of big parures. The star motif was well loved during the era frequently decorated with pearls and blue enamel. Similar examples can be found in the Nineteenth Century Jewellery book by Peter Hinks (illustrations 28 and 29b).

此首飾套裝附原裝盒,別針可轉換成吊墜,是1860年代的經典珠寶作例。彼時,這種別針及耳環首飾套裝比大型首飾套裝更獲大眾青睞。星形圖案首飾廣受時人歡迎,這類珠寶常以珍珠及藍色琺瑯彩作點綴,本作亦為一例。其他類例可見於Peter Hinks撰寫的《十九世紀珠寶》(載圖28及29b)。

Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin.