21 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 86,500
Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000
AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND RUBY NECKLACE
Designed as a graduated spray of sculpted old mine-cut diamond flowers and leaves, accented by collet-set diamond and ruby buds, to the circular-cut ruby neckchain, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1880, 15 ins.
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