• Jewels at South Kensington auction at Christies

    Sale 5897

    Jewels at South Kensington

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 143

    A group of late 19th and 20th century stickpins

    Price Realised  


    A group of late 19th and 20th century stickpins
    19th century examples comprise: an old mine-cut and rose-cut diamond miniature key; a French silver man at arms; a silver and gold head of a dog with coloured paste eyes; a silver miniature wall thermometer; and a lava cameo carved as a female bust, all on gold pins; later examples comprise: a diamond and enamel ladybird; a diamond and ruby horse head; and a greyhound (possibly representing a messenger badge) (8)

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    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).