A belle époque natural pearl and diamond lavallière, circa 1910. Photo Bonhams
The delicate chain of spectacle-set old brilliant-cut diamonds, connected by a diamond bow panel, suspending two pendants of unequal length, each with an articulated diamond and detachable natural pearl drop, mounted in platinum and gold,diamonds approximately 2.70 carats total, necklace length 40.0cm. Lot 176. Estimate £15,000 – 20,000 (€19,000 – 25,000)
Accompanied by a report from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater. Report number 10195, dated 18 July 2014.
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