Description

    Swiss Lady's Diamond, Ruby, Cultured Pearl, Gold Watch, retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle
    Case: 26 mm, 14k gold case, 18k gold dust cover, set with seed pearls and rubies, signed Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. Philadelphia #10038
    Dial: white enamel with blue Arabic numerals, gold "Louis XVI" hands, signed Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. Philadelphia
    Movement: 18 jewels, adjusted, nickel bridge movement, manual wind
    Brooch: features a European-cut diamond, seed pearls, set in 14k gold; dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 1/2 inch
    Stones: European-cut diamond weighs approximately .010 carat, seed pearls measure 1.00-2.2 mm, single-cut rubies weigh a total of approximately 0.25 carat
    Signed: Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. Philadelphia
    Gross Weight: 22.80 grams
    Note: watch is currently not in working order


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Bailey, Banks and Biddle Co
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: European-cut
    Diamond Count: 1 - 25
    Gem Type: Ruby
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Single-cut
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Good
    Pearl Type: Seed
    Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Pearl Shape: Round
    Pearl Color: White
    Pearl Overtone: Rose
    Pearl Luster: Good
    Pearl Size: 1.00-2.20mm


    Bailey, Banks and Biddle Co.: Originating in Philadelphia, the firm was known as Bailey & Kitchen, after the founders Joseph Trowbridge Bailey and Andrew B. Kitchen. When they opened their doors in 1832, the firm specialized in silverware production. Over the years, the firm expanded, developing interests in jewelry and collectibles. In 1878 Joseph T. Bailey II, George Banks, and Samuel Biddle entered into a partnership, renaming the business Bailey, Banks and Biddle. In 1962, the firm became an important component of the Zales group.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    9th Monday
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