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Three gold, enamel, hardstone, and gem-set blackamoor seals, 18th – 19th century. Estimate 9,00015,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s

one with diamond collar and aigrette, the matrix carved with a wheat sheaf, circa 1700; the next with ruby and diamond headband and necklace, white enamel ruff, mid 19th century; the last with gold and silver mounts, blue enamel bodice. height of largest 1 1/2 in. 3.7 cm

Sotheby’s. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Jewels & Objects of Vertu, New York | 20 nov. 2014, 07:00 PM