Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that permits may be required for import in certain countries. If you are interested in this lot, please contact the Jewellery Department before bidding.
Black velvet bag: Embroidery in good condition. Moonstones and rhodolite garnets well matched in colour, in good condition.
Aventurine, carnelian and rhodolite garnets bag: Gemstones well matched in colour, in good condition. Embroidery in good condition. Some staining to fabric.
Cream coloured bag: With tag "Merlet, 3 Fbg St Honoré, Paris". Minor discolouration of the sides of the bag and the handles, signs of use around clasp, small stain on fabric close to clasp.
White beaded bag: With French assay marks for silver. Maker's marks. Tags with "Made in France" and "Merlet 3, Faubg. St. Honoré - Paris". Beading in good condition. Some discolouration to fabric and metal.
Black suede bag: This bag contains material from an endangered species, please see disclaimer above. Tortoiseshell with few scratches in good condition. Few signs of wear to the suede. Diamonds of decorative quality.
All bags in 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. 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 and to the Notice regarding import of Burmese jadeite and rubies into the US. 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."