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    Sale 12573

    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

    31 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 1836

    A DIAMOND PENDANT/BROOCH

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A DIAMOND PENDANT/BROOCH
    The openwork pendant/brooch set throughout with old-cut diamonds, the centre designed as a flowerhead flanked by ribbon motifs, suspending a fringe of similarly-cut diamonds with gold chain detail, mounted in gold, 11.3 cm
    US$7,500-10,000


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Peranakans were early Chinese immigrants who settled in Southeast Asia in the last 19th century and wore jewellery as a way of displaying their wealth and influence. Peranakan women adorned themselves with lavishly crafted yellow gold jewellery while the gemstone of choice was diamonds. Presented in lot 1836 is a typical Peranakan pendant/brooch worn on special occasions.