22 April 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 194,500
Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000
A BELLE EPOQUE SAPPHIRE, PEARL AND DIAMOND SAUTOIR, BY MARCUS & CO.
Designed as a series of seed pearl mesh bands, each with diamond geometric link terminals, spaced by bezel-set cabochon sapphires, to the three pearl detail and a cabochon sapphrie and pearl surmount, suspending a twin staggered tassel composed of seed pearl mesh bands, to the larger pearl link and bezel-set cabochon sapphire terminals, each with a diamond-set foliate cap, mounted in platinum and gold, circa 1900, 18 ins., (accompanied by a seed pearl mesh link bracelet with bezel-set cabochon sapphires and diamond geometric links, taken from the backchain of the necklace at a later date, 7¼ ins.)
Signed Marcus & Co.
With report 1102589981 dated 19 February 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the ten larger pearls are natural saltwater pearls. No indication of treatment (2)
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