A sapphire and diamond pendant necklace,
Lot 18
A sapphire and diamond pendant necklace,
circa 1890
Sold for £32,500 (US$ 52,454) inc. premium

Lot Details
A sapphire and diamond pendant necklace, circa 1890
The pendant designed as a circular-cut sapphire in an old brilliant-cut diamond surround, on a chain of graduated circular-cut sapphire and old brilliant-cut diamond clusters, mounted in silver and gold, sapphires approximately 11.30 carats total, diamonds approximately 10.70 carats total, pendant length 3.3cm, necklace length 34.5cm, brooch fitting supplied, fitted case by Widdowson & Veale, Goldsmiths & Jewellers to the Court of Spain, 73, Strand, London

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a report from AnchorCert stating that the principal sapphire is of Basaltic origin, with no evidence of treatment. Report number 20014722, dated 8 March 2014.

    One of the smaller sapphires, measuring 5.3 x 5.4 x 3.11mm, was tested at random and is accompanied by a report from AnchorCert stating that it is of Basaltic origin, with no evidence of treatment. Report number 20014878, dated 8 March 2014.

    Provenance
    Helen Ursula Williams (1896-1976)
    Descent to the current owner

    Helen Ursula Williams, knowns as Ursula, was the daughter of Liberal MP Anewin Williams and in the general election of 1923, she campaigned for her father's seat. Aged 27, not only was she the youngest candidate to have stood for parliament, paradoxically she was also too young to vote herself. At this time, only women over the age of 30 were entitled to the vote.
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