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

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Date of Auction: 11th April 2017

Sold for £160

Estimate: £160 - £200

A coral bead necklace and a coral set brooch, the necklace composed of slightly graduated short tonneau-shaped Corallium rubrum coral beads, to a plain cylindrical clasp, the brooch composed of a length of coral in a silver cap mount, necklace length 74cm, brooch length 5.2cm. £160-200

Condition Report

The beads are well matched in colour with some irregularity in size and shape; all show some surface imperfections and roughness to the polishing at either end, average bead diameters 6.1mm-7.4mm, average bead length 4.2-7.2mm. The clasp is fine, probably gilt metal. The brooch shows general all over wear. The coral is untested for treatment or enhancement. There are 125 beads.

Footnote

Please note coral is covered by CITES legislation and may be subject to export and other trade restrictions.