22 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 458,500
Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000
A BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND LAVALIER NECKLACE
Suspending two staggered old mine-cut light yellow diamonds, weighing approximately 16.42 and 15.51 carats, each from a line of collet-set diamonds, gathered by a double-loop tassel, to the graduated collet-set diamond neckchain, mounted in platinum, circa 1905, 15¾ ins.
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