31 October 2001
AN ELEGANT ART DECO JADEITE AND SAPPHIRE PENDANT/BROOCH, BY DREICER & CO.
Set with a circular jadeite plaque of highly translucent, bright emerald green material, delicately carved in openwork with a dense floral scroll, framed by calibré-cut and cabochon sapphires within millegrain borders, mounted in platinum, circa 1920, 3.0 cm., in a Dreicer & Co. leather fitted case
Signed Dreicer & Co., No. L089
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