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A RARE NATURAL PEARL NECKLACE
THE COWDRAY PEARLS
A RARE NATURAL PEARL NECKLACE

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A RARE NATURAL PEARL NECKLACE
Composed of a single row of thirty-eight graduated natural grey pearls, measuring 11.4-6.8mm, to the rectangular mixed-cut diamond clasp, 43.2cm long
The clasp with maker's mark JC in a rectanglar lozenge and indistinctly no.270
Accompanied by report no.05554 dated 27 April 2012 from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory, London, stating the pearls are natural, saltwater
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Offered by the Personal Representatives of the late Elizabeth, Viscountess Cowdray
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The Cowdray family fortune was based upon the success of a building and contracting business which was developed during the late 19th century by Weetman Dickinson Pearson, later to become the 1st Viscount Cowdray. Viscountess Cowdray, Lady Pearson (1860-1932) was a distinguished connoisseur and collector. She was well known for her superb collection of pictures, furniture and works of art and these rare coloured pearls are a testament to her discerning taste for beautiful and unusual objects.

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