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    Sale 7442

    Jewellery

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 99

    A SINGLE-ROW NATURAL PEARL NECKLACE, BY TIFFANY & CO.

    Price Realised  

    A SINGLE-ROW NATURAL PEARL NECKLACE, BY TIFFANY & CO.
    Comprising sixty-seven graduated natural pearls measuring from 8.4 to 5.2 mm to the marquise-cut diamond collet clasp, late 1930s, 45.0 cm long, in original fitted red leather Tiffany & Co. case with tooled initials 'M.B.Z.'
    Signed Tiffany & Co.
    Accompanied by report no. 0126669 dated 8 November 2006 from the Gem-A Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain stating that extensive samples were found to be natural pearls


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    Cf. John Loring, Tiffany Jewels (New York 1999), p. 121 for comparable pearl necklaces shown at the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York, priced at an outstanding US$ 600,000 while the famous canary-yellow Tiffany diamond weighing 128.51 carats at the same fair was priced at a mere US$ 200,000.

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