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Lot 685 - 19 Sep 2018

Winchester September Interiors Auction

An Edwardian diamond pendant brooch hair ornament, the symmetrical scroll and leaf open-frame set throughout with old-cut diamonds, with an articulated curved setting below, three-stone diamond suspension loop, 50mm overall, fitted blue velvet case enclosing the hair comb, 10.5g gross. Illustrated

Condition report

The diamonds nice bright white stones, each with few inclusions but not visible with the naked eye and generally quite clear, multiple diamonds with small abrasions to the girdles, a mix of cuts particularly the smaller diamonds, some claws and settings showing sign of wear but generally quite good condition, tarnishing to the metal work, the brooch fitting soldered to frame, positioned at a slight angle, the hair comb present but unable to fix to brooch due to the mounting of the brooch fitting, the back of the brooch shows a slight variant in colour, with some small joins visible, the pendant bale a later edition, number 87129 scratched into the back, possibly a stock number, the brooch in generally good condition consistent with age. Approximate carat weight 3.35 carats (total).

 

Estimate £1,400 - £1,800
Sold For £2,200