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Harry Winston | Very Important Emerald and diamond brooch/pendant combination, circa 1970 | 海瑞溫斯頓 | 祖母綠配鑽石別針/吊墜組合,約1970年

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Estimate:

940,000

to
- 1,400,000 CHF

Property of an Important Noble Collection

Harry Winston | Very Important Emerald and diamond brooch/pendant combination, circa 1970 | 海瑞溫斯頓 | 祖母綠配鑽石別針/吊墜組合,約1970年

Harry Winston | Very Important Emerald and diamond brooch/pendant combination, circa 1970 | 海瑞溫斯頓 | 祖母綠配鑽石別針/吊墜組合,約1970年

Estimate:

940,000

to
- 1,400,000 CHF

Bid:

700,000

CHF

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Property of an Important Noble Collection

Very Important Emerald and diamond brooch/pendant combination

Harry Winston

circa 1970

海瑞溫斯頓 | 祖母綠配鑽石別針/吊墜組合,約1970年


Set with a pear-shaped emerald weighing 104.40 carats, enhanced with pear-, marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, unsigned, maker's mark for Jacques Timey.


Accompanied by SSEF report no. 116034, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with a moderate amount of oil in fissures, together with an appendix letter.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 116034, stating that the pear-shaped emerald weighing 104.40 carats, measuring 37.24 x 31.78 x 14.51mm, is of Colombian origin, with a moderate amount of oil in fissures, together with an appendix letter. Unsigned, maker's mark for Jacques Timey, stamped PT950 for platinum. Emerald green of strong saturation, with some visible surface-reaching inclusions, a few nicks and scratches. For further information about the emerald, please refer to the gemmological report. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 30.00 - 35.00 carats, E-G colour, VVS-VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Scratches consistent with normal use. In very good condition. Gross weight approximately 46 grams. Measurements approximately 72 x 55 x 19mm.


"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."

Cf.: Laurence S. Krashes, Harry Winston. The Ultimate Jeweler, New York, 1993, pg. 19 and 159 for a mention and illustration of the pendant.

''The described emerald exhibits an impressive size and weight of 104.409 ct, combined with a vivid and saturated colour and a fine purity.''


Excerpt from the SSEF appendix letter.


'In 1965, a 142.00 carat squarish emerald of unknown pedigree was purchased by Harry Winston. The stone was lovely, but Mr. Winston felt that it would be enhanced appreciably if it were recut to remove the imperfections, which were concentrated along the outer edges. Recut it was, to a pear shape of 104.40 carats; the stone became a piece for legends, and is the largest recorded faceted gem emerald known. (...) It was sold to an American industrialist, repurchased by Harry Winston in 1974, and is now in the private collection of a king.'


Excerpts from Harry Winston. The Ultimate Jeweler by Laurence S. Krashes.