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Lot 31 of 430



Lot 31: An Antique Gem-Set, Silver and Gold Brooch, circa 1880


Hammer Price
$2,400 CAN

Realistically modelled as a small butterfly, the body with a pearl measuring 5.0 mm and a cabochon sapphire weighing approximately 0.65 carat, with two tiny emerald eyes, the wings pavé-set with rose-cut diamonds and with graduated emerald and ruby trim, in silver and 14k gold, the pearl not tested for natural origin

Brooch measuring 26 x 27 mm
Sapphire, of a medium dark tone of blue colour
Rubies, of a medium tone of strong pinkish red colour, good clarity, good matching. It is Dupuis' opinion that there is no indication of heat treatment
Emeralds, of a medium light tone of green colour, good clarity, good matching, some are chipped
Good condition, minor repair at the back to replace latch

Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.

June 2022 2,400 – 2,800
1,872 – 2,184
1,560 – 1,820