• Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction at Christies

    Sale 12573

    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

    31 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 1986

    AN ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND TRIPLE BROOCH

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND TRIPLE BROOCH
    Centering upon a natural pearl, measuring approximately 11.15-11.50 mm, within a rose and old-cut diamond and openwork garland frame, accented by vari-sized pearls, the two flanking panels of similar design, each enhanced by a natural pearl drop, measuring approximately 11.50 - 11.60 x 20.00 and 11.55 - 11.95 x 19.50 mm, clips may be detached and worn separately, circa 1890, mounted in platinum, in a fitted leather case inscribed "1890, 15 Juli 1940"
    Signed Rath
    Accompanied by report no. 84138 dated 17 February 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the analysed properties confirm the authenticity of these three saltwater natural pearls, the roundish pearl with no indications of artificial colour modification

    Please note that the smaller pearls have not been tested for natural origin

    US$180,000-280,000



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    Provenance

    Formerly from the collection of Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis. The brooch had been a gift given to his wife Princess Margarete on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary on 15 July 1940


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN LADY