14 December 2000,
Price realised GBP 21,150
GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A RENAISSANCE-STYLE JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD-MOUNTED BAROQUE PEARL PENDANT IN THE FORM OF AN OSTRICH
Possibly by Alfred André, Paris, circa 1860
The bird with a horseshoe in its beak and with enamelled blackamoor rider with bow and arrow, the legs, head, enamelled wings and tail feathers set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds and with pendant pearls, with suspension chains and ring, the chains joined to later enamelled silver link with pendant pearl
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high overall
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As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no. E.de R.623.
P. Stone, 'The Baroque Pearl - II', Apollo, Jan. 1959, p. 108, fig. VI.
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