11 June 2008,
Price realised GBP 75,650
GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000
AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND RIVIERE
Designed as a graduated series of forty-three old-cut diamonds to the closed-back diamond clasp, mounted in silver and gold, later rhodium plated, circa 1860, 44.5 cm long
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