A pearl and diamond necklace,

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Lot 183
A pearl and diamond necklace,
circa 1890

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,850) inc. premium

Jewellery

12 Dec 2018, 11:00 GMT

London, Knightsbridge

A pearl and diamond necklace, circa 1890
Set to the front with box and collet-set old brilliant-cut diamonds, terminating with a graduation of 7.7mm-8.9mm natural and cultured pearl drops from rose-cut diamond caps, suspending curb-link chain swags with smaller pearl accents between, on a double strand curb-link backchain and a rectangular half-pearl clasp, mounted in gold, old brilliant-cut diamonds approx. 1.25cts total, one rose-cut diamond deficient, maker's marks FP, Austrian assay marks, length 38.7cm, fitted case by Franz Syrer Co., Wien

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a report from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory stating that the three central pearl drops are natural, saltwater and the outer two pearl drops are cultured, freshwater. Report number 16513, dated 13th November 2018. The remaining drilled pearls and half pearls have not been tested.

    Provenance:
    Freifrau Adrienne Von Kornberger (1872-1941), thence by descent to her grand-daughter, Princess Renata Sapieha.
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