A diamond and pearl necklace-tiara, circa 1890. Estimate £4,000 – 6,000 (€5,300 – 8,000). Photo: Bonhams.
The tiara designed as a graduating knife-wire spray of old brilliant-cut diamonds with foliate details, each surmounted by a 3.2mm-6.4mm bouton pearl, mounted in silver and gold, detachable to form a fringe necklace with a similarly-cut diamond backchain, diamonds approx. 4.75cts total, pearls untested, fitted case by Catchpole and Williams Ld., 510 Oxford St. W.
Bonhams. JEWELLERY, 11 Feb 2015 11:00 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE