An emerald, pearl and diamond necklace,

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Lot 247
An emerald, pearl and diamond necklace,
1911

£ 120,000 - 180,000
US$ 140,000 - 220,000
Withdrawn
An emerald, pearl and diamond necklace, 1911
The highly articulated seed pearl, old brilliant and single-cut diamond collar interspersed with stylised foliate motifs set with cushion-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds and cabochon emerald lozenges, a large old brilliant-cut diamond to the centre, the collet setting decorated with inverse-set diamonds and framed by diamond briolette petals, suspending a fluted emerald pendant with similarly set diamond collet and diamond briolette border, connected by a cabochon emerald lozenge and old brilliant-cut diamond scrolls, the clasp terminating in an old brilliant and single-cut diamond and seed pearl tassel with briolette diamond drops, mounted in gold, millegrain detail throughout, reverse of pendant with additional diamond detail, fluted emerald approximately 7.00 carats, old brilliant-cut diamonds approximately 2.20 carats total, remaining diamonds (excluding briolettes) approximately 29.00 carats total, four diamonds deficient, length 52.0cm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a report from SSEF stating that the emerald has indications of moderate clarity modification. Report number 76170, dated 11 September 2014.

    Provenance
    This necklace was commissioned in 1911 and it is believed to have been worn at the Delhi Durbar.

    The Delhi Durbar, meaning "Court of Delhi", was a mass assembly at Coronation Park, Delhi, India. It was held three times in 1877, 1903, and 1911 at the height of the British Empire. The 1911 Durbar, the most glittering assemblage of the three, was held to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. Nearly every ruling prince, nobleman, landed gentry and other persons of note in India attended to pay obeisance to their sovereigns. The King and Queen appeared in their Coronation robes, the King-Emperor wearing the Imperial Crown of India containing six thousand one hundred and seventy diamonds and covered with sapphires, emeralds and rubies.

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