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    Sale 12295

    Jewellery

    6 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY PRESENTATION COMMEMORATIVE PORTRAIT MINIATURE, DIAMOND, RUBY AND ENAMEL PENDANT FOR KING GEORGE I

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    AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY PRESENTATION COMMEMORATIVE PORTRAIT MINIATURE, DIAMOND, RUBY AND ENAMEL PENDANT FOR KING GEORGE I
    The central glazed oval miniature depicting the bust of King George I in armour wearing the sash of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, within a closed-set old-cut diamond and ruby border, the reverse with glazed gilt wire monogram GVR beneath a crown on plaited hair within the blue enamel motto of the Order of the Garter 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE', suspending a single pearl drop, to a diamond and ruby openwork crown surmount, to a later neckchain, 4.0cm
    Please note that the pearl has not been tested for natural origin


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    Special Notice

    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).


    Provenance

    Property of a European lady acquired prior to 1985


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot contains ivory and will require a CITES License if it is to leave the EU, also prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.