An 18th century gold and diamond suite, probably Portuguese (3)
Lot 9
An 18th century gold and diamond suite, probably Portuguese (3)
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
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Lot Details
An 18th century gold and diamond suite, probably Portuguese
The laça bodice ornament designed as an openwork bow, suspending a similarly decorated cross pendant, collet-set throughout with rose and table-cut diamonds in closed-back settings, accompanied by a pair of similarly set dress ornaments designed as stylised bows, lengths: bodice 9.5cm, dress ornaments 4.3cm and 4.5cm (3)

Footnotes

  • This brooch is a good example of the laça bow-knot bodice ornament, a typically Portuguese motif that came to prominence during the 17th century. For similar examples, see d'Orey, L., Five Centuries of Jewellery, National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon, London 1995.
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