12 April 2005
PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR
A SPANISH COLONIAL EMERALD AND GOLD NECKLACE
Composed of a series of graduated sculpted gold links, of openwork foliate design, each centering upon a rectangular-cut emerald, the central emerald weighing approximately 19.61 carats, 17th century, 27 ins.
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