14 - 15 October 1992
AN EMERALD AND PEARL-SET GOLD BROOCH of openwork bow form, the centre with a rectangular-cut emerald between smaller emeralds and pearls on an entwined and engraved strapwork ground, the pendant drop
with a triangular-cut emerald, circa 1845, in original fitted case with retailer's address F. Boucheron, 152, 153, 154 Palais-Royal, Paris
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INDENTOnce part of a demi-parure but earrings now missing.
Cf. H. Vever, La Bijouterie Française au XIX Siècle (Paris, 1908), vol.I, p.156 for a similar piece with strapwork scrolls described as 'cuirs genre Renaissance'
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