14 December 2000
A RENAISSANCE-STYLE JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD PENDANT IN THE FORM OF VENUS FORTUNA
The white enamel figure of Venus holding above her head a ruby-set billowing veil, standing on enamelled plinth set with diamonds and rubies within scrollwork and with three pendant pearls, with suspension chains and ring, the chains partly enamelled and joined to gemset cartouche-shaped link
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high overall
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no. E.de R.643.
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Specialist Sarah Reynolds highlights the sumptuous work of the Pre-Raphaelites’ second and third generations
Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife