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    Sale 7733

    The London Sale: Jewels

    10 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    AN ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BROOCH

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BROOCH
    The bouton-shaped pearl weighing 28.87 carats within an old-cut diamond flowerhead surround to the diamond-set foliage and entwined enamelled serpents, one holding a drop-shaped pearl weighing 24.85 carats, circa 1890, 11.0 cm long, with French assay mark and maker's mark, in fitted case
    Accompanied by report Nos. 52118 and 52119 dated 27 August 2008 from the Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) stating that the pearls were found to be natural saltwater pearls


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