14 November 2001
This lot is offered without a reserve
A TWO-STRAND CULTURED PEARL, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE NECKLACE
Of thirty-eight and thirty-nine graduated cultured pearls, measuring approximately from 6.00 to 10.10 mm., to the old mine-cut diamond open oval clasp, with floral detail and a central sapphire four-stone cluster, each within a diamond-set frame, clasp circa 1890, 34.0 cm.
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