Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (1 December 2016)

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2016

Sold for £110

Estimate: £100 - £150

A seed pearl set star burst brooch/pendant, comprising a central star burst motif within a scrolled surround, set throughout with graduated half seed pearls, mount stamped ‘15ct’, diameter 24.5mm. £100-150

Condition Report

The half seed pearls are all present and correct and are fairly well matched. There is some discolouration to the metal around the central half pearl, possibly this is a replacement, or has been affected by the changes to the fittings to the reverse. The brooch fitting is a later addition/replacement. There is also a hinged pendant fitting (no bale) which is a later addition/replacement and a central screw mount for a detachable brooch/slide fitting (lacking), which may also be a later addition/replacement.