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Musy | Magnificent and Historic Natural pearl and diamond tiara/necklace, second half of the 19th century | Musy | 天然珍珠配鑽石王冠/項鏈,十九世紀下半葉,具歷史價值

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Estimate:

940,000

to
- 1,400,000 CHF

Property of a European Royal Family

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Musy | Magnificent and Historic Natural pearl and diamond tiara/necklace, second half of the 19th century | Musy | 天然珍珠配鑽石王冠/項鏈,十九世紀下半葉,具歷史價值

Musy | Magnificent and Historic Natural pearl and diamond tiara/necklace, second half of the 19th century | Musy | 天然珍珠配鑽石王冠/項鏈,十九世紀下半葉,具歷史價值

Estimate:

940,000

to
- 1,400,000 CHF

Lot sold:

1,472,000

CHF

Property of a European Royal Family

Magnificent and Historic Natural pearl and diamond tiara/necklace

Musy

second half of the 19th century

Musy | 天然珍珠配鑽石王冠/項鏈,十九世紀下半葉,具歷史價值


Composed of graduated scroll motifs set with cushion-shaped, circular- and single-cut diamonds, framing eleven slightly baroque drop-shaped natural pearls measuring from approximately 11.75 x 14.10 x 21.00mm to 7.90 x 8.80 x 11.40mm, the central natural pearl supported by a rose diamond mount; the band composed of cluster and bar motifs set with cushion-shaped diamonds, inner circumference approximately 380mm, the top detachable and may be worn as a necklace, length approximately 380mm, band detachable, tiara frame signed Musy.


Accompanied by SSEF report no. 116436, stating that the eleven pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 116436, stating that the eleven drop- to slightly baroque drop-shaped, half-drilled, drilled and twice half-drilled pearls measuring from approximately 11.75 x 14.10 x 21.00mm to 7.90 x 8.80 x 11.40mm were found to be natural, saltwater. As for many natural pearls, the back side pearl has been worked. Tiara fitting signed MUSY TORINO. Pearls of white to light cream, partly with rosé and green overtones, with good skin and lustre, blemishes, chips and growth marks, the back side pearl has been worked as for many natural pearls; for further details on the pearls, please refer to the SSEF report. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 150.00 - 170.00 carats, on average J-K to yellowish tint, SI-I clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Signs of normal wear to the metal consistent with age and normal use, with evidence of tarnish to the metal. Overall, in good condition considering its age. Gross weight approximately 280 grams. Accompanied by 15 screws.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo della Cisterna (1847 – 1876) who married in 1867 Prince Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta, King of Spain.

Henceforth remaining in the family.

Cf.: Maria Gabriella di Savoia and Stefano Papi, Gioielli di Casa Savoia, Electa Mondadori, Milano, 2002, pgs. 52-55.

Cf.: Carmen Gallardo, La reina de las lavanderas: El trágico destino de la reina María Victoria del Pozzo, la esposa de Amadeo I de Saboya, Novela Histórica, Madrid, 2012.

Cf.: Daniela Brignone, Musy. Storia di una collezione regale, 40due Edizioni, Palermo, 2019.

Cf.: Silvio Bertoldi, Aosta, gli altri Savoia. Storia di parenti rivali, RizzoliMilano, 1987.