12th Nov, 2022 9:30 GMT/BST

Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver

  Lot 2354


An Emerald and Diamond Brooch
early 20th century,

realistically modelled as a bird, the body and wings set throughout with old cut diamonds and round cut and calibré cut emeralds, in white pavé settings, round cut ruby eyes in millegrain settings, and a yellow plain polished beak, total estimated diamond weight 8.75 carat approximately, in a fitted case by E.A. Barker Ltd
measures 12.5cm by 8.0cm

Sold for £40,000
Estimated at £4,000 - £6,000


The brooch is in good condition, with chips and nibbles throughout commensurate with age. It fastens with a pin and revolver catch and features a safety chain. It bears no hallmark nor stamp but in our opinion would test as platinum on gold. The approximate qualities of the diamonds are; colour I/J/K, clarity SI2/I1/I2. Gross weight 37.1 grams. CR made 28.09.22.


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Auction: Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 12th Nov, 2022

Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sales are held three times a year, coinciding with the Fine Sales. They offer the top tier of consignments, focusing on important diamonds, fine period and designer jewellery, the most desirable vintage and modern luxury watches by top makers and fine pieces of period silver.


Sunday 6 November 11am-4pm, Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November 10am-4pm and morning of sale from 8am. 

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