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Lot 381: A Rare Antique Conch Pearl, Pearl and Diamond Tiara/Necklace

 

Hammer Price
$44,000 CAN

 

Designed as a tapering fringe, embellished by a series of conch pearls alternated with pearls, terminals of old European-cut diamond trefoil motifs extending from a line of graduated old-cut diamonds, with a diamond-set knife-edge necklet, length 15 1/4 ins in necklace form, mounted in silver and gold, with tiara attachment fitting and original fitted box, pearls not tested for natural, late 19th century

- 11 graduated conch pearls measuring from 7.3 x 5.7 mm to 3.5 x 2.6 mm, of medium to light pink colour, good flame structure, five with an extra drill hole at the back
- pearls (not tested for natural origin) graduated from 5.0 mm to 3.4 mm, of medium to very light cream colour, medium to high lustre
- diamonds total approx 9.50 carats, H-J colour, VS2-I1 clarity
- good condition


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AUCTION ESTIMATE
Spring 2015 15,000 – 18,000
11,700 – 14,040
9,750 – 11,700
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