13 May 2009,
Price realised CHF 50,000
Estimate CHF 40,000 - CHF 60,000
AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND BROOCH CLASP
Of openwork design, the lozenge-shaped plaque set throughout with cushion-shaped diamonds, centering upon a pear-shaped diamond quatrefoil motif, with diamond foliate terminals, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1890, 6.0 cm long, with pendent hoop and detachable brooch fittings, to the later three row cultured pearl choker, the pearls measuring from 10.1 to 9.9 mm, 33.0 cm long (2)
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From the collection of H.R.H The Princess Mary, thence to the former Countess of Harewood, Mrs Jeremy Thorpe, C.B.E.
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