Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (11 April 2017)

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Date of Auction: 11th April 2017

Sold for £550

Estimate: £500 - £700

A blue zircon and diamond set pendant, of Art Nouveau whiplash scroll design, set throughout with graduated old single-cut diamonds, to central claw set round-cut blue zircon, mounted in gold and silver, with diamond set trefoil drop below, to fluted bale, on later fine curb-link chain, pendant length 36mm. £500-700

Condition Report

The central whiplash scroll motif is late 19th/early 20th century in date; it is gold and silver mounted and shows some wear all over. The trefoil drop, composed of millegrained collet set diamonds is later (early 20th century) and is mounted in white precious metal, unmarked and untested. All of the diamonds are present and correct and fairly lively. The zircon is bright and shows a little wear and nibbling of facet edges. The fluted silver bale is a later replacement. The chain is silver, the clasp is stamped ‘925’.