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    Sale 5889

    Jewels at South Kensington

    10 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 118

    A late 17th/early 18th century gold, ruby and enamel miniature pendant

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    A late 17th/early 18th century gold, ruby and enamel miniature pendant
    The oval panel mounted with a painted miniature depicting "The Adoration of the Magi" within a border of foiled table-cut rubies with painted white and black enamel, the reverse with painted pale blue, white and black enamel foliate decoration, circa 1700


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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    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).