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A COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE TORTOISESHELL JEWELS
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A COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE TORTOISESHELL JEWELS

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A COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE TORTOISESHELL JEWELS
Comprising a tiara designed as a graduated line of tortoiseshell stars, the centre with crescent detail, necklace en suite, tiara 13.5 cm. diameter, 5.5 cm. high, necklace 37.0 cm. long; two cuff bangles each with the monogram 'MS' for Margherita of Savoy surmounted by a crown, 5.0 cm. inner width; one head ornament designed as a comb with the foliate openwork plaque in the Spanish tradition with monogram 'MS' surmounted by a crown, 20.0 cm. long; two hair pins each designed as a chrysanthemum flowerhead, 5.0 cm. diameter; a hair pin designed as a sword, 15.0 cm. long, all circa 1880 (part illustrated) (8)
Provenance
Queen Margherita of Italy
Queen Maria José
Special Notice

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.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium

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