AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF MULTI-GEM AND GOLD HORSE HEADS, BY HERBERT HASELTINE
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AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF MULTI-GEM AND GOLD HORSE HEADS, BY HERBERT HASELTINE

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AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF MULTI-GEM AND GOLD HORSE HEADS, BY HERBERT HASELTINE
The mare, 'Lakshmi', adorned with a sculpted quartz feather, a rose-cut diamond, sapphire cabochon and pearl bridle, a rose-cut diamond collar, and a sculpted gold braid mane embellished with ruby, emerald and sapphire cabochons, pearls and rose-cut diamonds; The stallion, 'Indra', ornamented with a carved emerald pearl, ruby cabochon and carved gold panache, and a vari-cut multi-gem bridle and collar, each on a quartz base, 1949, 40.0 and 32.5 cm respectively, in two black leather fitted cases
Inscribed with the artist monogram and the date, 1949
Accompanied by report no. 10-G-3157 and 10-G-3158 dated 17 August 2010 from the GemTechLab stating that some of the sapphires and rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, and that some of the emeralds are of Colombian origin, with indications of oil treatment, and an appendix on the artist and his work (2)
Literature
J. Conner and J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture, Austin, Texas, 1989, p. 50
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).

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