A diamond necklace-tiara combination, circa 1890. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.
The articulated row of old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds in box-collet settings, suspending a similarly-set radiating fringe interspersed with trefoil motifs, on a detachable knife-edge back chain, set with old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds throughout, diamonds approximately 16.70 carats total, tiara fittings supplied, necklace length 37.5cm. Lot 128. Estimate £20,000 – 30,000 (€25,000 – 38,000)
Accompanied by a copy of the « Roebuck Castle » auction catalogue, where the necklace was originally purchased in 1943 (lot 396).
Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, INCORPORATING THE CERES COLLECTION, LOTS 1 TO 101; A COLLECTION OF CAMEOS & INTAGLIOS FORMED BY AN AMERICAN FAMILY FROM THE 1930S TO THE 1990S, 17 Sep 2014 13:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET