JEWELLERY ANTIQUITY AT BONHAMS

Earrings. Pearls, diamonds. Length 4.0 cm. Diameter 16.5. Estimate  £4000–6000. Bonhams. Jewellery. London, February 13.

On February 13, the auction house Bonhams is holding sales at London hotel Knightsbridge. Collectors will have a chance to see 420 lots which consist of jewellery of the 17th–19th centuries.

A set of three two-colored brooches gemmed with diamonds weighing 16 carats in general is expected to be the top-lot of the auction. The length of the biggest article is 10,5 cm. (estimate £6 000–8 000). Another highlight is to be a ring with a central diamond of old gem-cutting of 2,49 carats the setting of which is enchased with diamonds of smaller sizes weighing 0,9 carats (estimate £4000–6000).

A pair of pearl earrings with diamonds is estimated at £4000–6000. Each earring is decorated with four diamonds of old gem-cutting and with a cultured floppy pearl with a diameter of 16,5cm. Three diamonds make a trefoil at the bottom of pearl.
Three golden brooches made in a form of bees are among the highlights. Brooches are very close to reality. Each brooch is decorated with ruby cabochon; the eyes of insects are made of sapphires. Lot is estimated at more than £4000.

The other interesting lot is a golden bracelet made in 1860 and decorated with enamel and diamond. At a central oval plate a decoration in a form of ivy covered with guilloche green enamel is made. The decoration is supplemented with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 0,3 carats.

Bracelet is in a case and estimated at £2 000–2 500.

Antiquaries will appreciate a golden pendent of the 17th–18th centuries in a form of a cross decorated with rubies, diamonds, pearls and enamel. The length is 7,0 cm. Pendent is with a case made of brown leather with golden incrustation. Lot is estimated at £1 000–1 500.

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