Viva Italia - Jewellery from an Italian Collection adds Sparkle to a Sale Stunning jewellery made by Italian society jeweller Stefano Scortecci for a prominent family of European diplomats during the 1960s will be sold by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions London saleroom on W
natural and cultured pearl necklace, composed of strands with sixty nine, seventy three and seventy nine pearls, with the inclusion of sixty three cultured pearls, with the remainder natural saltwater pearls, from 3.1mm to 8.8mm, shortest length 38cm long, to a scrolled foliate diamond clasp centred with an oval cut ruby and diamond flower head cluster
Offered for sale with The gem & Pearl Laboratory Report, number 06026, dated 20 July 2012, stating sixty three bead-nucleated cultured pearls(marked)and from the remainder natural pearls (saltwater)
The cultured pearls are marked with black marker pen
Estimate: £5,000 – 7,000
A late 19th century Renaissance Revival enamel crucifix pendant by Carlo Giuliano, circa 1880, the black enamelled cross with ropetwist and bead detail, a red enamelled heart at the top of the cross and white flower and green leaf detail, the cross bordered with blue enamelled roundels and the arms terminating with white enamelled trefoils, the arms and foot of the cross suspending baroque pearls, with an applied gold figure of Jesus secured to the cross by his hands, feet and head, the reverse with chased foliate detail, stamped with CG makers mark by the bale, 6.6cm long
Please note the pearls are untested and unwarranted as natural pearls
Minimal wear, the enamel work has no apparent damage, pearls are well matched aqnd appear natural and original to the piece, maker mark 'CG' within an oval is clear
Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000
A pair of Antique Roman gold and natural pearl ear pendents , circa 1st century A.D., the 9mm and 10mm baroque pearl drops suspended by shaped hollow gold columns and gold hooks fittings, 5cm long overall
Offered for sale with The Gem & Pearl Laboratory pearl report, number 08571, dated 17th September 2013, stating Natural Pearls (Saltwater)
The earpendants are in good condition considering age. The pearls are irregular shaped, and have uneven surfaces, with varying levels of irradescence. The hollow columns have some small dents but nothing major. The box is rather tired
Estimate: £1,000 – 1,500
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