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Lot 408: An Antique Emerald, Diamond and Silver Brooch with Interchangeable Pendants, circa 1880

 

Hammer Price
$65,000 CAN

 

The brooch surmount composed of a large cushion-shaped emerald cabochon weighing approximately 79.00 carats, accented by four old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.20 carats, to a detachable rose-cut diamond floral bow motif; with a pyramidal emerald drop weighing approximately 63.00 carats and an elongated emerald drop weighing approximately 45.00 carats, each with rose-cut diamond-set caps; mounted in silver

Weight: 49.4 grams
Emeralds: Brooch 27.18 x 24.78 x 16.06 mm, of A medium tone of uniform green colour, noticeably included. It is Dupuis' opinion that features found in the emerald are consistent with features found in emeralds known to have originated in Colombia
Pyramidal drop 24.00 x 22.32 x 16.60 mm, of a medium tone of uniform green colour, moderately included. It is Dupuis' opinion that features found in the emerald are consistent with features found in emeralds known to have originated in Colombia
Elongated drop 29.20 x 17.55 x 13.15 mm, of a medium tone of uniform green colour, noticeably included. It is Dupuis' opinion that features found in the emerald are consistent with features found in emeralds known to have originated in Colombia
The brooch surmount can be worn separately and each individual pendant drop can be suspended from the brooch with or without the use of the dainty bow motif
Good condition
These jewels were described by the consignor as having a family history with heritage connected to Hungarian nobility, by descent. The consignor has stated that these antique jewels belonged to Countess Maria Andrassy Kresna Horka of Hungary. While we do not have any provenance to draw the connection, the jewels are antique, beautiful, and make a wonderful statement.


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

AUCTION ESTIMATE
FALL 2019 6,000 – 8,000
4,680 – 6,240
3,900 – 5,200
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