14 November 2001
This lot is offered without a reserve
TWO PEARL NECKLACES
The first, a two-strand necklace of one hundred and sixteen graduated pearls measuring approximately from 4.20 to 7.65 mm. to the old mine-cut diamond and pearl cluster clasp; and the second, a three-strand necklace of hundred and ninety-three graduated pearls measuring approximately from 4.00 to 8.20 mm. to the old mine-cut diamond clasp set with a central baroque pearl 36.0 cm. and 39.0 cm.
With certificates 0109113 and 0109112 dated 28 September from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the pearls are natural saltwater pearls. The pearls in the clasps have not been tested. (2)
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With her high-piled ringlets, gold earrings and heavy black kohl, the woman portrayed in this funerary painting offers a glimpse of life almost 2,000 years ago