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Lot 36 of 472



Lot 36: An Art Nouveau Cat's Eye Tourmaline, Pearl and Gold Necklace, circa 1905


Hammer Price

Centering a round cat's eye tourmaline cabochon amid sinuous whiplash tendrils and scrolling foliate motifs, suspending a pearl measuring approximately 9.0 x 7.2 mm, the surmount set with a smaller pearl measuring approximately 5.6 mm, mounted in 14k gold, together with a fancy trace linking and bead chain in 10k gold, length 15 inches, pearls not tested for natural origin

Weight: 26.6 grams
Dimensions: pendant width 43 mm, height 65 mm (including pearl)
Tourmaline: 18.0 x 18.0 x 8.5 mm, estimated 22.00 carats, of a medium tone of very slightly yellowish green colour, exhibiting a distinct cat's eye
This classic Art Nouveau jewel features the unmistakable elements of nature forming a beautiful symmetry. Jewellery designers of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century also embraced the beauty of tourmaline, a less known, but beautiful gem.
Good general condition

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November 2017 3,600 – 4,000
2,808 – 3,120
2,340 – 2,600