Description

    Painted Portrait, Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Gold Jewelry Suite, French
    The suite includes a brooch and a pair of earrings featuring a painted portrait depicting cherubs, enhanced by rose-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.70 carat, accented by cultured pearls measuring 4.95 x 4.30 mm to 5.65 x 5.20 mm, set in 18k gold, French hallmarks. Gross weight 21.70 grams.
    Brooch Dimensions: 1-15/16 inches x 1-1/16 inches
    Earring Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 5/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears


    Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Diamonds:
    Avg Color: M+
    Avg Clarity: I
    Shape(s): Rose-cut
    Count: 76 - 100

    Pearls:
    Type: Akoya
    Shape: Baroque
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 3
    Size: 4.95 x 4.30 mm to 5.65 x 5.20 mm

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: A delicate jewelry suite with intricately painted portraits all depicting cherub scenes. Gold tests as 18k. French hallmarks on brooch pinstem and "C" catch. Earring backs have been replaced with modern screwbacks marked 14K. Pieces engraved "M.G.B. Jan. 30, 1867". Tarnish commensurate with age.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    5th Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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