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    Sale 5891

    Jewels at South Kensington

    14 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 106

    An antique ruby and enamel bow brooch and two enamel bow brooches

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    An antique ruby and enamel bow brooch and two enamel bow brooches
    The first of ribbon bow design set in the centre with a foiled ruby cluster the ribbon with repeated ruby single stone motifs on a pierced, white enamel ground with beaded white enamel border, late 17th/early 18th century, later brooch fitting; and a pair of bow brooches of green transluscent enamel with painted black and white enamel scalloped border and central flower motif, each reverse with painted black and white enamel decoration, late 17th/early 18th century probably formerly dress ornaments now with later adapted brooch fittings (3)

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    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).