Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (24 November 2020)

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Date of Auction: 24th November 2020

Sold for £900

Estimate: £500 - £700

A Russian sapphire and diamond set bee brooch, by Pomelnikov Ltd., realistically modelled, the thorax centred with a round facetted sapphire, within a surround of pavé set brilliant-cut diamonds, the black and blue enamelled body similarly set, the wings with applied blue guilloché enamel, and terminating with two graduated brilliant-cut diamonds, the legs and head diamond set, with sapphire eyes, the brooch pin with lasered maker’s mark and Russian assay marks for 14ct gold and silver, cased and accompanied by a report card, brooch dimensions approximately 26 x 30mm. £500-£700

Condition Report

Original report card confirms
585 gold - 3.86 grammes
925 silver - 2.73gm
999 silver- 2.43gm
Diamonds 0.42 ct
Sapphires 1 (abdomen) at 0.29 ct ; 2 (the eyes) at 0.08 cts

The diamonds are bright and well matched, the enamel bright and in good condition, gross weight approximately 9.4gms


Aleksey Pomelnikov is the owner and designer of the jewellery company of Alexey Pomelnikov of St Petersburg. Clients of the company include the Rusian President, Vladimir Putin.