A late 19th century diamond necklace-tiara combination, circa 1890. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.
The articulated row of old brilliant-cut diamonds in collet settings, suspending alternating trefoil and knife wire motifs set with rose and similarly-cut diamonds, detachable from the knife-edge back chain set with rose-cut diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 7.80 carats total, tiara fittings deficient, necklace length 42.0cm, cased by Cartier. Lot 125. Estimate £8,000 – 10,000 (€10,000 – 13,000)
This necklace was purchased from Cartier in 1960.
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