A diamond necklace and pair of earrings, (2)
Lot 7
A diamond necklace and pair of earrings, (2)
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 33,581) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A diamond necklace and pair of earrings, circa 1830
The necklace designed as a chain of old brilliant-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending at the front a fringe of pear-shaped diamond drops within old brilliant-cut diamond swags, alternating with stylised anthemion motifs set with similarly cut diamonds, the articulated pendent earrings of highly stylised floral and scroll design set throughout with cushion-shaped and old brilliant-cut diamonds, necklace probably composite, necklace and earrings both mounted in silver and gold, diamonds in necklace approximately 15.00 carats total, diamonds in earrings 8.00 carats total, necklace length 37.6cm, earring length 5.0cm (2)


  • Queen Amalia of Greece wears earrings of similar inspiration in her portrait of 1836/7 by Joseph Stieler. See "Brilliant Europe: Jewels from European Courts" edited by Scarisbrick, Vachaudez, Walgrave, Thames & Hudson, 2008, pp 266-267.
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