This tiara is being sold as composed of natural pearls; it will be submitted for testing at the SSEF laboratory at Sotheby's expense after the auction and before
delivery to the buyer. Mounted in silver and gold. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 19.00-20.00 carats, of mixed colours and clarities, ranging from G-K colour, VS-SI clarity, as gauged and graded in mounting. Accompained by CISGEM report no. 80592, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater, and that some pearls were not tested due to the mounting. SSEF report to come. Attachment loop at either end of tiara frame. Signs of wear to the metal, scratches and tarnish consistent with use and age. Five flower heads detachable, no additional fittings. 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. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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."