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  • Important Large Pair of Georgian

    Important Large Pair of Georgian

  • Late Georgian Diamond Bird Brooch

    Late Georgian Diamond Bird Brooch

  • Pair of Antique Cut Steel Drop Earrings

    Pair of Antique Cut Steel Drop Earrings

  • Romantic Regency Enamel and Diamond

    Romantic Regency Enamel and Diamond

Lot: 1 - Important Large Pair of Georgian Rose-Cut Diamond Girandole Earrings

Important Large Pair of Georgian Rose-Cut Diamond Girandole Earrings fourth quarter 18th century, silver top, 10k gold back, with a diamond within a crescent suspending a pear-shaped frame with conforming dangling diamond within, accented with laurel leaves and drops, decorated throughout with bead- and reduced collet-set diamonds, weighing approximately 5.82 carats in total, with later friction-post pierced backs. l. 2-1/2", w. 7/8", total weight 25.0 grams

Lot: 2 - Late Georgian Diamond Bird Brooch

Late Georgian Diamond Bird Brooch ca. 1810, in the form of a bird in flight, set with a central large oval rose-cut diamond and pave set with smaller rose-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 2.09 carats in total, the reverse with brooch pin of later date. h. 1-1/8", l. 1-1/2", total weight 8.1 grams

Lot: 3 - Pair of Antique Cut Steel Drop Earrings

Pair of Antique Cut Steel Drop Earrings ca. 1815, each of kite-shaped form with one central and three suspended articulated navette-shaped drops, all faced with cut steel half beads, with gold "fishhook" earwires. l. 2-1/4" (2-1/2" with earwire), w. 1", total weight 8.1 grams Notes: Costume jewelry made of steel studs, individually faceted, polised and riveted to a base plate were made from around 1750 in England, particularly in the city of Woodstock. The technique was also used on the continent and in variety of forms, particularly items of a utilitarian nature, like shoe and breeches buckles and chatelaines. It reached its height of popularity in 1759, when citizens were asked to sacrifice their precious jewels to pay for the Seven Years' War. The present lot dates from a time of similar circumstances during the Napoleonic Wars, when citizens were similarly asked to contribute their jewelry to the war effort; Napoleon himself presented a fifteen-piece cut steel parure to his wife Marie Louise around 1810, now conserved in the Metopolitan Museum of Art.

Lot: 4 - Romantic Regency Enamel and Diamond Brooch

Romantic Regency Enamel and Diamond Brooch ca. 1810, 18k gold, of navette form, set with a central reduced collet-set pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 0.98 carats, on a blue guilloche enamel ground, pierced through with a rose-cut diamond-tipped arrow, within an inner band of opaque white enamel and an outer band of seed pearls. h. 1", w. 1-7/8", total weight 9.7 grams

Lot: 5 - Fine Regency Era Carnelian Maltese Cross Pendant

Fine Regency Era Carnelian Maltese Cross Pendant ca. 1825, 18k yellow gold, the arms carved of rich carnelian joined by a central plaque on intricate gold cannetille scrolls with four small spinels and centering an oval green jadeite cabochon, and accented with round-cut rubies weighing approximately 0.16 carats in total, the reverse with square hair locket, the top drilled and fit with a pendant bail. w. 2", total weight 21.2 grams Provenance: Christie's, New York, November 20, 1999. Notes: A very similar pendant in the collection of the British Museum is illustrated in Shirley Bury, Jewelry: The International Era, v. I, 1789-1861 (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, 1997), p. 285, plate 146.

Lot: 6 - Impressive Fine George IV Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch

Impressive Fine George IV Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch ca. 1820/30, silver top, gold back, with openwork arms separated by fleurs-de-lys, with reduced collet-set old mine-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 10.18 carats in total, presented in the original fitted velvet- and satin-lined octagonal leather case. w. 2", total weight 18.5 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, London, July 12, 2002. Notes: Two very similar diamond Maltese cross brooches were offered in the sale of the family collection of the late Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Sotheby's London, March 24, 2021; see lots 331 and 360.

Lot: 7 - Rare Fine Georgian Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch

Rare Fine Georgian Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch first quarter 19th century, silver top, closed gold back, set with a central old mine-cut diamond, ringed and radiating openwork arms set with a central old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.88 carats and Peruzzi-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.28 carats in total. w. 2", total weight 18.0 grams Provenance: Christie's Important Jewels, New York, New York, December 4, 2001. Notes: For a pendant of similar date and design, see Shirley Bury, Jewelry: The International Era, v. I, 1789-1861 (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, 1997), p. 206, plate 103.

Lot: 8 - William IV White Quartz Fob Seal

William IV White Quartz Fob Seal ca. 1835, 18k yellow gold, decorated with repousse fruits and set with an opaque white quartz intaglio seal with motto "Guerre a l'Inconstance" with two doves and a butterfly; fashioned to be worn as a fob or a ring. size 11, h. 1", w. 1-1/2", total weight 14.9 grams

Lot: 9 - Large William IV Gold and Garnet Brooch

Large William IV Gold and Garnet Brooch 1830s, made from a lady's belt or sash buckle, 18k multi-color gold, the long, rectangular reeded frame decorated with leaves and scrolls and set with one large and two small garnet cabochons, weighing approximately 9.62 carats in total, the reverse now fitted with a large double pin. l. 3-1/2", w. 1-3/8", total weight 26.2 grams

Lot: 10 - Antique Pair of Biedermeier Dangle Earrings

Antique Pair of Biedermeier Dangle Earrings ca. 1840, 18k yellow gold. l. 2-3/8", total weight 9.0 grams

Lot: 11 - Pair of William IV Amethyst Drop Earrings

Pair of William IV Amethyst Drop Earrings second quarter 19th century, 15k gold, each with a large, long central pear-shaped amethyst weighing approximately 22.34 carats in total, set between two smaller oval-cut amethysts weighing approximately 1.24 carats in total, all within a leafy cannetille gold surround. l. 3-1/4", total weight 18.0 grams

Lot: 12 - Victorian Rock Crystal Brooch

Victorian Rock Crystal Brooch ca. 1855, 15k yellow gold, set with a central "windowpane" cut oval rock crystal in an openwork leafy surround, weighing approximately 10.40 carats, within an oval frame quartered by foliate-engraved scrolls. h. 2", w. 2-3/8", total weight 14.2 grams Provenance: Christie's, London, May 18, 2004.

Lot: 13 - Exquisite Victorian Diamond and Ruby Phoenix and Crescent Brooch

Exquisite Victorian Diamond and Ruby Phoenix and Crescent Brooch ca. 1880, 15k yellow gold, in the form of a phoenix in flight within a crescent moon, the crescent and body of the bird set with old mine-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 5.11 carats in total, and the tail feathers set with round-cut rubies weighing approximately 1.44 carats in total. h. 2-1/4", l. 2-3/4", total weight 22.7 grams

Lot: 14 - Victorian Gold Mesh Buckle Bracelet

Victorian Gold Mesh Buckle Bracelet ca. 1885, 18k gold, the mesh band with beaded edges and terminating in a functioning beaded scroll buckle, the buckle, tip and hinged stay all with single collet-set old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.24 carats in total. adjustable sizes 7" to 7-3/4" or 8", total weight 55.3 grams

Lot: 15 - Large Victorian Diamond Sword Pin

Large Victorian Diamond Sword Pin ca. 1880, silver top, 15k yellow gold back, the hilt, handle, guard and scabbard tip decorated with reduced collet-set old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.56 carats in total. l. 4-1/2", total weight 11.9 grams

Lot: 16 - Victorian Gold and Diamond Crown Brooch

Victorian Gold and Diamond Crown Brooch ca. 1885, 18k/14k yellow gold, in the form of a marquesal crown, the leaves set with old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.71 carats in total, separated by pearl trefoils, the bandeau with alternating small emeralds and rubies weighing approximately 0.45 carats in total and separated by rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.04 carats in total, the reverse with watch hook and original pin and catch. h. 1-1/8", w. 2", total weight 15.7 grams

Lot: 17 - Citrine and Amethyst Crown Fob Pendant

Citrine and Amethyst Crown Fob Pendant 18k yellow gold, in the form of a regnal crown, set with four large oval citrines and four circular amethysts, the base with oval amethyst and the band set with small pale amethysts, with an approximate total gemstone weight of 38.15 carats, the arches decorated with cannetille flowers. h. 1-3/4", w. 1-1/4", total weight 22.1 grams

Lot: 18 - Stunning Emerald Ring

Stunning Emerald Ring 14k yellow gold, set with a large emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 41.65 carats, set in a "fob seal"-style mounting with chased openwork acanthus scrolls. size 6-3/4, total weight 32.3 grams

Lot: 19 - Antique Gold and Enamel Lady's Lapel Watch

Antique Gold and Enamel Lady's Lapel Watch dated 1895, comprising an 18k yellow gold case watch with open-face reverse, the other with green guilloche enamel centering a red enamel and diamond-set crown, with an approximate total weight of 0.39 carats, opening to reveal an inscription "Anne King / From Her Father / Aug. 12 '96", suspended by a watch-swivel from an associated 14k yellow gold watch pin, with a central Swiss-enameled plaque of a goddess within an openwork scroll frame set with diamonds, presented in the original case as retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. l. 3", watch dia. 1", pin w. 1-1/2", total weight 30.7 grams

Lot: 20 - Large Diamond and Emerald "Butterfly" Brooch

Large Diamond and Emerald "Butterfly" Brooch second half 20th century, silver top, 18k yellow gold back, in the Victorian taste, the thorax with a cabochon emerald, the abdomen with channel-set emeralds surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, the four wings each set with a single cabochon emerald and collet- and bead-set rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds, with cabochon ruby eyes and brilliant-cut diamond-tipped antennae, with an approximate total emerald weight of 3.20 carats and an approximate total diamond weight of 8.95 carats. h. 3", w. 2-1/4", total weight 70.4 grams

Lot: 21 - Cabochon Emerald Ring

Cabochon Emerald Ring silver top, 18k yellow gold back, with a central cabochon emerald weighing approximately 9.50 carats, held by four crown-shaped prongs pave-set with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.65 carats in total, and continuing onto the shoulders, to a plain shank. size 7-1/4, total weight 10.5 grams

Lot: 22 - Rare Victorian Natural Saltwater Pearl and Diamond Choker

Rare Victorian Natural Saltwater Pearl and Diamond Choker ca. 1850, silver top, gold back, fashioned from a bracelet (clasp lacking) now attached to a silk velvet ribbon, with floriform central plaque flanked by tapering foliate links, each set with a natural saltwater button pearl accented by old European- and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.90 carats in total. GIA certificate available upon request. bracelet w. 1-1/2", l. 7", ribbon w. 5/8", l. 35-1/2", total weight 30.3 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, Los Angeles, California, May 4, 1999.

Lot: 23 - Victorian Diamond Tremblant Corsage Brooch

Victorian Diamond Tremblant Corsage Brooch ca. 1850, silver top, 18k yellow gold back, in the form of a floral spray set with old mine- and rose-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 3.02 carats in total, the central flower mounted en tremblant and detaching to permit the two ends to be joined and worn as a simple sprig. l. 3", w. 1-1/4", total weight 25.4 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, New York, November 20,1999.

Lot: 24 - Rare Antique Diamond and Natural Pearl Bow Brooch

Rare Antique Diamond and Natural Pearl Bow Brooch ca. 1800, silver with gold accents, in the form of a ribboned bow with flower sprigs, centering a single 9.00 mm natural saltwater pearl and suspending a cascading floral drop, the whole set with pear-shaped, rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.92 carats in total, the reverse with pin and catch of later date. l. 2-1/4", w. 1-1/2", total weight 16.6 grams

Lot: 25 - Fine Victorian Enamel, Diamond and Pearl "Snake" Necklace

Fine Victorian Enamel, Diamond and Pearl "Snake" Necklace ca. 1865, 15k gold, with tapering flexible snake chain links centering a serpent's head and tail, its mouth suspending a pear-shaped open-back locket, the locket star-set with a cushion-cut diamond, the head and locket all on a cobalt enamel ground accented with diamonds and split pearls, with an approximate total diamond weight of 0.91 carats. necklace l. 14-3/4", center drop 2-3/4", total weight 38.7 grams Notes: The prevalence of snakes as a motif in Victorian jewelry is peculiar to modern eyes. However, the ancient symbol of the ouroboros - a serpent biting its own tail - signified both eternity and rebirth. It was reinterpreted by Victorians as symbolic of eternal love and family abundance, and as such was a particularly popular design for wedding rings and gifts.

Lot: 26 - Fine Victorian "Snake" Brooch

Fine Victorian "Snake" Brooch third quarter 19th century, 15k gold, in the form of a coiled serpent, the head set with a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.00 carats, and ruby eyes, the body engraved with "scales" and set with nine small rose cut diamonds. dia. 1-1/4", total weight 12.6 grams

Lot: 27 - Antique American Gold and Diamond "Snake" Bangle

Antique American Gold and Diamond "Snake" Bangle ca. 1880, 18k yellow gold, the "crossover" hinged bangle in the form of a serpent, the head set with one central old pear-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.50 carats, surrounded by old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.02 carats in total, the termini with engraved arabesques. inside w. 2-1/4", total weight 30.0 grams

Lot: 28 - Victorian Diamond "Snake" Ring

Victorian Diamond "Snake" Ring ca. 1890, 15k yellow gold, in the form of a coiled serpent, the head flush set with an old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.51 carats, with detailed scales and tiny ruby eyes weighing approximately 0.02 carats in total. size 7-1/2, total weight 14.4 grams

Lot: 29 - Pair of Victorian Gothic Revival Onyx Earrings

Pair of Victorian Gothic Revival Onyx Earrings ca. 1870, 15k yellow gold, each with a single shield-shaped piece of onyx drilled and set with a potted flower set with split pearls, set within a gold crest decorated with black enamel ovolo, suspended from a ropework palmette; with locking "fish-hook" earwires of later date. h. 1-1/2" (1-3/4" with earwire), w. 5/8", total weight 10.4 grams

Lot: 30 - Victorian Onyx and Diamond Cross Pendant

Victorian Onyx and Diamond Cross Pendant ca. 1870, 15k yellow gold, carved from a single piece of onyx, drilled and set with a stylized gold navette cross set with buttercup-set rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.27 carats in total, and accented by several smaller ones, with diamond-set bail en suite. l. 2-1/4" (2-5/8" with bail), w. 1-3/8", total weight 18.3 grams

Lot: 31 - Victorian Enamel and Pearl Brooch

Victorian Enamel and Pearl Brooch ca. 1890, 14k yellow gold, with a central Limoges-style enamel plaque of a fairy in a crabapple tree playing with a dragonfly, set within a ring of pearls. dia. 1-3/8", total weight 7.7 grams

Lot: 32 - Rare Victorian Lapis Lazuli Cross Pendant

Rare Victorian Lapis Lazuli Cross Pendant fourth quarter 19th century, with 15k yellow gold fittings, the cross set with four stylized rays set with rose-cut diamonds and joined by a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond to a large lapis bead and suspended from a bail set with three rose-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 0.75 carats, presented on a 14k yellow gold rope chain of later date. pendant l. 3-3/4", w. 1-3/4", chain l. 20-1/2", total weight 47.8 grams

Lot: 33 - Victorian Star Sapphire "Holbeinesque" Pendant

Victorian Star Sapphire "Holbeinesque" Pendant third quarter 19th century, 18k yellow gold, centering a "sugarloaf" cabochon white star sapphire weighing approximately 17.69 carats, within a conforming gold frame with translucent tricolor champleve enamel and bead-set old mine-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 0.43 carats in total, with lily-engrailed edge, with fleur-de-lys bail and pendant, the latter suspending a single pearl drop, presented in the original case from Waylett & Sachs, London, with an associated 14K yellow gold chain with seed pearls. l. 2-1/4", w. 1", chain l. 15-1/4", total weight 15.6 grams

Lot: 34 - Georgian/Victorian "Alliance" Cuff Bracelet

Georgian/Victorian "Alliance" Cuff Bracelet composed of antique elements, including a ca. 1865 Victorian 15k two-color gold Archaeological Revival cuff bracelet, with "leaf-and-dart" edges and, set down the center, a ca. 1800 Georgian silver top, gold back bracelet segment set with rose-cut diamond "flowers", weighing approximately 2.65 carats in total, presented in a fitted case. h. 1-1/4", inside w. 2-1/4", total weight 44.7 grams Provenance: M.S. Rau, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lot: 35 - Victorian Etruscan Revival Garnet Brooch

Victorian Etruscan Revival Garnet Brooch ca. 1865, 15k yellow gold, the circular brooch with a central conforming cabochon-cut garnet weighing approximately 17.29 carats, star-set with one central old mine-cut and six radiant rose-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 0.44 carats in total, the frame decorated with Etruscan-style bead- and ropework, the reverse with a small open-face locket compartment. dia. 1-3/4", total weight 20.9 grams

Lot: 36 - Rare Victorian Egyptian Revival Micromosaic Brooch and Earring Suite

Rare Victorian Egyptian Revival Micromosaic Brooch and Earring Suite ca. 1875, 15k gold, the brooch with a large circular micromosaic pharonic masque and pendant smaller one, suspended from a scrolling flower centered bar and decorated with "knife-edge" scrolls and beaded swags, the reverse with pin and catch of later date; the earrings en suite with the original "fishhook" earwires. brooch h. 2-7/8", w. 1-3/8", earrings w. 3/4", l. 2", total weight 34.3 grams Notes: The 1860s saw the beginnings of what became known as the Second Egyptian Revival, the First being the "Egyptomania" of the early 1800s highlighted by Napoleon's campaigns and Champollion's translation of hieroglyphics, and the Third following the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. The Suez Canal was constructed between 1859 and 1869, and during this period Auguste Mariette, Egypt's first Director of Antiquities, uncovered many extraordinary finds, not the least of which was the funerary jewelry of Ahhotep II. He oversaw the Egyptian stand at the 1869 Exposition Universelle, which brought the Revival to its height, continuing well into the 1870s with Verdi's magnificent Aida. The new wealthy middle class in England added Egyptian landmarks to the itinerary of Grand Tour, and added Egyptian motifs to the archaeological styles of fashionable jewelry. The present lot is a handsome example of this historical eclecticism, combining Egyptian motifs with Roman-style mosaics with Etruscan-inspired gold decoration.

Lot: 37 - Victorian Cameo Brooch of Nyx

Victorian Cameo Brooch of Nyx ca. 1865, the shell cameo carved with the profile of Nyx, Goddess of Night, with her attributes (crescent moon, star, owl and crown of poppies), within a gold frame. h. 2", w. 1-3/4", total weight 13.5 grams

Lot: 38 - Victorian Cameo Brooch of "Night and Day"

Victorian Cameo Brooch of "Night and Day" ca. 1870, 9k yellow gold, the oval shell cameo carved with double profile portraits of the personifications of Night and Day with their attributes, within a conforming gold frame engraved with scrolls and with shaped edge. h. 1-3/4", w. 2-1/8", total weight 11.1 grams

Lot: 39 - Fine Victorian Sardonyx Cameo Brooch

Fine Victorian Sardonyx Cameo Brooch ca. 1880, 15k yellow gold, centering a finely carved sardonyx cameo of Aphrodite, within an inner band of rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.58 carats in total, and an outer band of split pearls. h. 2-1/2", w. 2-1/8", total weight 37.6 grams

Lot: 40 - Gentleman's Intaglio Swivel Ring

Gentleman's Intaglio Swivel Ring third quarter 19th century, the heavy 14k yellow gold shank set with a swiveling bezel mounted with a black basalt intaglio of Hercules on one side and Atlas on the other. size 7-1/4, l. 1", w. 7/8", total weight 24.3 grams

Lot: 41 - Pair of Victorian Enamel Cherub Drop Earrings

Pair of Victorian Enamel Cherub Drop Earrings ca. 1870, 15k yellow gold, each centering a circular Swiss enamel portrait of a cherub, within concentric textured gold rings, quartered by seed pearls and suspending a chevron fringe gold wire tassel, the reverse with locking fishhook earwires of later date. l. 1-1/2", total weight 5.9 grams

Lot: 42 - Unusual Victorian Egyptian Revival Micromosaic Brooch and Earring Suite

Unusual Victorian Egyptian Revival Micromosaic Brooch and Earring Suite ca. 1870, vermeil, each with an oval micromosaic of a scarab in relief, highlighted with iridescent tesserae, within a conforming Etruscan-style frame decorated with scrolls and wirework. brooch h. 1-7/8", w. 1-1/2", earrings l. 1", w. 3/4", total weight 24.5 grams

Lot: 43 - Fine Pair of Victorian Etruscan Revival Cuff Bracelets

Fine Pair of Victorian Etruscan Revival Cuff Bracelets ca. 1865, 12k yellow gold, each hinged cuff with plain, straight band with fine ropework edge, centering a scroll-mantled circle and square, accented with rope and granulation work and applied rose and green gold flower and leaves. h. 3-1/4", inside circumference 5-3/4", total weight 52.3 grams

Lot: 44 - Victorian Madeira Citrine Brooch

Victorian Madeira Citrine Brooch ca. 1890, 12k yellow gold, set with a large emerald-cut Madeira citrine, weighing approximately 41.30 carats, set with fleur-de-lys prongs into a conforming gold frame decorated with applied cannetille and engraved "flowers", with rope-twist border. h. 1-1/8", w. 1-5/8", total weight 17.5 grams

Lot: 45 - Fine Pair of Victorian Archaeological Revival Sardonyx Intaglio Earrings

Fine Pair of Victorian Archaeological Revival Sardonyx Intaglio Earrings ca. 1860, 18k yellow gold, each with a circular sardonyx intaglio, one depicting Eros, the other Poseidon, each within a conforming rope- and beadwork Etruscan-style frame, with fishhook-style earwires. dia. 7/8", l. 1-1/4", total weight 10.8 grams

Lot: 46 - Fine Grand Tour Angelskin Coral Necklace and Earring Suite

Fine Grand Tour Angelskin Coral Necklace and Earring Suite ca. 1870, comprising white and pink angelskin coral carved in full relief with masques of goddesses wearing a diadem of her attributes (e.g., Ceres with wheat sheaves, Diana with the new moon, Venus with roses) joined by bead-and-scroll connectors en suite, the earrings with masques of a bacchante with grapevine diadem, with a row of graduated pearls below, fitted with locking fishhook earwires of later date. necklace l. 13-3/4", earrings l. 1-1/4", total weight 51.9 grams

Lot: 47 - Antique English Angel Skin Coral Brooch

Antique English Angel Skin Coral Brooch ca. 1880, 10k yellow gold, the long rectangular coral cameo carved with cavorting putti. l. 2-1/4", total weight 13.7 grams

Lot: 48 - Fine Pair of Antique Micromosaic "Holy Spirit" Ear Clips

Fine Pair of Antique Micromosaic "Holy Spirit" Ear Clips Rome, second quarter 19th century, 14k gold, each circular mosaic with the Dove of Peace outlined in gold and with gold nimbus, on a turquoise-colored ground and within a gold rope-twist frame, with clip backs of later date. dia. 7/8", total weight 18.5 grams

Lot: 49 - Rare Victorian Diamond Triple Loop Bow Brooch

Rare Victorian Diamond Triple Loop Bow Brooch ca. 1855, silver top, 18k yellow gold back, the treble loop ribbon bow set with old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 14.98 carats in total, the brooch fitting detachable permitting the bow to be worn on a chain (chain attachments lacking). h. 1-3/4", w. 2-1/4", total weight 28.4 grams Provenance: Christie's Fine Jewels, New York, New York, April 21, 2003.

Lot: 50 - Fine Victorian Diamond Star Brooch/Pendant

Fine Victorian Diamond Star Brooch/Pendant ca. 1885, silver top, 15k yellow gold back, set with a central reduced collet-set old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.00 carat, surrounded by six pointed rays bead-set with old mine-cut diamonds, each ray separated by a single reduced collet-set old mine-cut diamond on "knife edge" stem, with an approximate total diamond weight of 9.10 carats, the reverse fitted with watch-hook, detachable brooch pin and retractable pendant bail. dia. 2-1/8", total weight 23.2 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, London, December 17, 2002.

Lot: 51 - Important Victorian Diamond Crescent Brooch

Important Victorian Diamond Crescent Brooch ca. 1865, silver top, 15k gold back, set with three tapering rows of graduated old mine-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 3.98 carats in total. dia. 1-3/4", total weight 11.6 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, June 9, 1999.

Lot: 52 - Elegant Victorian Diamond Entremblant Corsage Brooch

Elegant Victorian Diamond Entremblant Corsage Brooch ca. 1865 (and later), silver-top, 15k gold back, in the form of a large daisy with a central old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.50 carats, accented with European-cut, rose-cut and mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.20 carats in total. size 2-3/4" x 1-5/8", total weight 13.7 grams

Lot: 53 - Magnificent and Rare Victorian Diamond Stag Hunt Brooch

Magnificent and Rare Victorian Diamond Stag Hunt Brooch ca. 1890; 15k yellow gold, in the form of a stag at chase, the body pierced through with an arrow, pave set with rose-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 7.74 carats in total, with a cabochon sapphire eye. h. 2", l. 2-1/2", total weight 32.9 grams Provenance: Christie's Magnificent Jewels Geneva, November 21, 2002.

Lot: 54 - Excellent Victorian Diamond Fleur-de-lys Brooch

Excellent Victorian Diamond Fleur-de-lys Brooch fourth quarter 19th century, silver top, 15k gold back, set with European-cut and old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.95 carats in total. size 1-3/8" x 1-1/8", total weight 6.5 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, December 7, 2017.

Lot: 55 - Outstanding Large Victorian Diamond Crescent Brooch

Outstanding Large Victorian Diamond Crescent Brooch third quarter 19th century, silver top, 15k gold back, set with old mine-cut diamonds arranged primarily in two rows centered and accented with smaller rose-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 7.95 carats. dia. 2-1/4", total weight 14.4 grams Provenance: Christie's, London, November 27, 2002.

Lot: 56 - Victorian Diamond Bow Brooch

Victorian Diamond Bow Brooch ca. 1865, silver top, gold back, in the form of two looped ribbons with central line, set with old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.64 carats in total, the reverse with original watch hook and gold pin and locking clasp of later date. h. 1", w. 1-7/8", total weight 10.6 grams Provenance: Christie's, London, May 18, 2004.

Lot: 57 - Pair of Victorian Diamond Drop Earrings

Pair of Victorian Diamond Drop Earrings ca. 1875, silver top, 15k gold back, with rose-cut diamonds, each with a square drop with a central diamond within two concentric rows of diamonds, suspended by one corner from a narrow line of diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 3.60 carats, with locking lever pierced backs. l. 1-1/2", w. 7/8", total weight 9.2 grams

Lot: 58 - Fine Victorian Diamond Heart Locket

Fine Victorian Diamond Heart Locket ca. 1880, silver top, 15k yellow gold back, the heart-shaped locket pave-set with old mine-cut diamonds, the reverse set with a conforming colorless rock crystal cabochon hinged locket back, suspended from a "strawberry leaf" bail set with old mine- and rose-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 6.30 carats, suspended from a later ca. 1915 platinum fancy "paper clip" link chain set with nine round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.70 carats in total. locket (with bail) l. 1-1/2", w. 1", chain l. 22-3/4", total weight 16.7 grams

Lot: 59 - Stunning Pair of Antique Amethyst and Diamond Drop Earrings

Stunning Pair of Antique Amethyst and Diamond Drop Earrings ca. 1900, silver top, 14k gold back, each with one oval above one pear-shaped amethyst, weighing approximately 33.38 carats in total, each with a beaded frame accented by foliate fronds set with European-cut and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.39 carats in total, and green and yellow enamel leaves, with the original "fishhook" earwire backs. l. 2-3/4", total weight 20.9 grams

Lot: 60 - Victorian Amethyst and Seed Pearl Necklace

Victorian Amethyst and Seed Pearl Necklace third quarter 19th century, 15k yellow gold, with four strands of seed pearls joined periodically by filigree gold beads, thirteen of the segments each set with a graduating row of single, edge-drilled, oval-cut amethysts weighing approximately 203.45 carats in total. l. 14-1/2", total weight 45.9 grams

Lot: 61 - Fine Amethyst Heart Brooch

Fine Amethyst Heart Brooch first quarter 20th century, 14k gold, with a central heart-cut amethyst weighing approximately 140.16 carats, surrounded by a conforming band of brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.98 carats in total, separated by lapis enamel lozenges. w. 1-1/4", l. 1-1/4", total weight 14.0 grams

Lot: 62 - Unusual Victorian Carved Amethyst Brooch

Unusual Victorian Carved Amethyst Brooch ca. 1880, 15k yellow gold, with a central amethyst carved with a cherub, the face in high relief and three-quarter profile, the wings intaglio, within a fine double milli-prong setting separated by a band of split pearls within black enamel threading. dia. 1-3/8", total weight 16.7 grams

Lot: 63 - Fine and Unusual Victorian Moonstone Cherub Brooch

Fine and Unusual Victorian Moonstone Cherub Brooch ca. 1880, silver top, 18k yellow gold back, the cherub's face carved in three-quarter profile from a moonstone, the wings set with rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.60 carats in total. h. 7/8", w. 1-1/8", total weight 4.9 grams

Lot: 64 - Rare Victorian Blue Enamel and Diamond Presentation Bangle

Rare Victorian Blue Enamel and Diamond Presentation Bangle dated 1858, 15k gold, centering an oval locket with star motif embellished by diamond scrolls, all with cobalt blue enamel, to a tapering double-hinged bangle back decorated en suite, the reverse bearing inscription, "A token of affection to Mrs. Gifford from her ten sons, Jan 1st, 1858", the locket opening to reveal a glass-covered hairwork "tree" of ten locks, the inside cover with engraved legend identifying the ten sons whose hair make up the tree: John, William, Thomas, Edward, Robert, Alex, James, David, George and Patrick; mounted with rose- and old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.31 carats in total, presented in the original fitted case from Hunt & Roskell, London. h. 2", inside w. 2-5/8", total weight 64.3 grams

Lot: 65 - Victorian Gold and Diamond Maltese Cross Locket

Victorian Gold and Diamond Maltese Cross Locket ca. 1865, 15k gold, the shield-shaped locket centering a silver Maltese cross set with rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.40 carats in total, with a scrolling crest, presented on an American 14k gold long, fine rolo-link chain with seed pearls. locket l. 1-7/8", chain l. 45", total weight 38.5 grams

Lot: 66 - Pair of Victorian Garnet Earrings

Pair of Victorian Garnet Earrings ca. 1865, 15k yellow gold, the earrings mounted with oval cabochon garnets weighing approximately 10.10 carats in total, star-set with one central old mine-cut and six radiant rose-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 0.14 carats in total, surrounded by eighteen split pearls, with later friction-post pierced backs. h. 3/4", w. 5/8", total weight 8.6 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, London, September 17, 2003.

Lot: 67 - Victorian Sabre Jabot Pin

Victorian Sabre Jabot Pin ca. 1880, 15k yellow gold, in the form of a realistically detailed sabre, with openwork guard, translucent red enamel grip and diamond quillion, with an approximate total weight of 0.04 carats, the scabbard decorated with fleur-de-lys bands, the hooks chained. l. 3", total weight 3.3 grams

Lot: 68 - Indian Raj Mughal-Style Gemstone Bangle

Indian Raj Mughal-Style Gemstone Bangle ca. 1880, 9k yellow gold, the hinged bangle of circular form and section, the openwork foliate pattern centering a cabochon ruby between spherical terminals, inset in the round with cabochon rubies and smaller bead-set rubies, emeralds and pearls, with an approximate total ruby weight of 10.50 carats and an approximate total emerald weight of 1.66 carats. inside dia. 2-1/4", total weight 73.7 grams

Lot: 69 - Important Fine Jaipur Enamel and Diamond Hinged Bangle

Important Fine Jaipur Enamel and Diamond Hinged Bangle 19th century, 18k gold, the small bangle of rectangular section, with four bezel-set, rose-cut diamond motifs of one central oval diamond flanked by diamond trefoils, with an approximate total diamond weight of 5.20 carats, the bangle decorated on all faces with translucent red and green and opaque white and blue enamel with flowers and birds. Presented in a fitted box as retailed by Spink & Son Ltd., London, together with the original paperwork. w. 1/4", inside w. 2-1/2", total weight 37.9 grams

Lot: 70 - Rare Natural Saltwater Grey Pearl "Heart" Locket Bracelet

Rare Natural Saltwater Grey Pearl "Heart" Locket Bracelet sterling silver and yellow gold, in the traditional Scottish form, the locket clasp with a natural saltwater grey pearl "heart" and silver shackle, the bracelet with segments of treble gold rolo chain joined by natural saltwater grey pearls between silver roundels, the silver elements set with small rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.21 carats in total. GIA certificate available upon request. l. 7-1/4", total weight 17.6 grams

Lot: 71 - Rare Pair of Antique Russian Diamond and Ruby Drop Earrings

Rare Pair of Antique Russian Diamond and Ruby Drop Earrings mid-19th century, probably Philip Andreevich Rodionov, Moscow, silver top, 14k gold back, each with a single triangular rose-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.80 carats in total, surrounded by a conforming ring of calibre-cut rubies weighing approximately 0.70 carats in total and suspended from a single rose-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.21 carats in total, the diamonds with closed foil backs, with locking "fish hook" earwires, marked on one earwire with Cyrillic initials transliterating to "F.R.". overall l. 1-1/4", total weight 7.0 grams

Lot: 72 - Important Antique Russian Emerald Brooch

Important Antique Russian Emerald Brooch ca. 1895, by Tatiana Vasilievna Shokareva, Moscow, 14k yellow gold, with a central cushion-cut emerald weighing approximately 6.36 carats, surrounded by old mine-cut diamonds, with larger diamonds on the ends, weighing approximately 1.44 carats in total, with pre-Revolutionary Russian hallmarks on the lower edge and pin, maker's mark in Cyrillic transliterating to "T.Sh.". h. 5/8", w. 7/8", total weight 6.4 grams

Lot: 73 - Impressive Russian Enamel and Diamond Cross

Impressive Russian Enamel and Diamond Cross ca. 1880, silver and 14k yellow gold, translucent gold guilloche arms within openwork scrolling frames, all accented with old European- and rose-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 3.98 carats in total, the hinged bail in the form of an Orthodox crown. l. 3-3/4", w. 2-1/4", total weight 36.5 grams

Lot: 74 - Pair of Victorian-Style Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings

Pair of Victorian-Style Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings silver top, 14k yellow gold back, each in the form of a scroll-topped fan set with round-cut emeralds weighing approximately 1.20 carats in total and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.98 carats in total. l. 15/16", total weight 11.2 grams

Lot: 75 - French Belle Epoque Mesh Bracelet

French Belle Epoque Mesh Bracelet ca. 1880, Paris, 18k yellow gold, centering a silver-top bar set with six old European-cut diamonds and joined by diamond-trefoil-tipped rose gold hinges to rose-cut diamond ends, with an approximate total diamond weight of 0.45 carats. w. 3/4", l. 7", total weight 44.1 grams

Lot: 76 - Fine Pair of French Belle Epoque Tassel Earrings

Fine Pair of French Belle Epoque Tassel Earrings ca. 1875, by Alphonse Trelat (1838-1886), Paris, 18k yellow gold, each with a split-pearl-set bar suspending a chevron-shaped tassel of alternating bars and chains, the bars decorated with black champleve enamel and pearls, suspended from a short bar en suite fitted with "fishhook" earwires. l. 1-3/4", (2" with earwire), w. 5/8", total weight 11.2 grams

Lot: 77 - French Second Empire Turquoise Locket

French Second Empire Turquoise Locket third quarter 19th century, Paris, 18k yellow gold, the oval locket set with eleven turquoise cabochons within conforming rope-twist frames separated by rose-cut diamond quatrefoils, hinged and opening to a glazed locket frame, with diamond-set bail, presented on an English lorgnette chain with fancy openwork quatrefoils within navette links. locket h. 1-7/8" (2-1/4" with bail), w. 1-3/8", chain l. 45-1/4", total weight 90.4 grams

Lot: 78 - Important French Second Empire Cameo Brooch

Important French Second Empire Cameo Brooch ca. 1860, silver top, 18k gold back, with a central oval shell cameo of Hestia, surrounded by twelve "buttercup"-set rose-cut diamonds, each separated by a single bead-set diamond, with an approximate total diamond weight of 1.44 carats. h. 1-3/4", w. 1-3/8", total weight 18.2 grams

Lot: 79 - Intricate French Belle Epoque Diamond Bracelet

Intricate French Belle Epoque Diamond Bracelet ca. 1875, silver top, 18k gold back, with seven rectangular openwork foliate scroll plaques joined by fleur-de-lys links, all set with rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 6.02 carats in total. w. 1-1/8", l. 6-1/2", total weight 48.9 grams

Lot: 80 - Elegant French Belle Epoque Diamond Corsage Brooch

Elegant French Belle Epoque Diamond Corsage Brooch fourth quarter 19th century, silver top, 18k gold back, in the form of a floral and foliate sprig set with rose-cut diamonds, the five flowers with a central old European-cut diamond, set en tremblant and detaching to form three dress clips and a pair of ear clips (all with replacement backings of a later date), with an approximate total diamond weight of 23.05 carats, approximate color G-K and clarity VS2-SI2. l. 6-1/8", w. 3-1/4", total weight 120.0 grams Provenance: Christie's Important Jewels, New York, New York, December 13, 2005.

Lot: 81 - Fine Pair of French Belle Epoque Diamond Drop Earrings

Fine Pair of French Belle Epoque Diamond Drop Earrings ca. 1880, silver top, 18k gold back, each with a large central, foil-backed rose-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.47 carats in total, within a beaded frame and surrounded by smaller rose-cut diamonds, and a single surmounting small diamond to the French-style lever pierced backs, weighing approximately 0.80 carats in total. l. 7/8", total weight 8.9 grams

Lot: 82 - French Belle Epoque Silver and Enamel Chatelaine

French Belle Epoque Silver and Enamel Chatelaine third quarter 19th century, by Leon Henri Souloy (1844-1889), Paris, first standard (.950) silver with 18k yellow gold accents, in the form of three graduated oval plaques, each with grisaille enamel scenes of cavorting putti, within rose-cut diamond-set ribboned wreaths, suspending a watch swivel and flanked by chains en suite, one with seal, one with watch key, together with the original matching gold-plated watch cover and an associated 18k yellow gold lady's open-face watch, with an approximate total diamond weight of 2.60 carats, all presented in the original burgundy velvet- and cream satin-lined case. l. (excluding watch) 4-3/4", w. 2", watch cover dia. 1-3/8", total weight 92.1 grams (including watch) Notes: Louis Henri Souloy was born on November 7, 1844 in the Parisian suburb of Gentilly. He opened his jewelry store on rue Reamur in Paris at the beginning of what became known as la Belle Epoque in 1872. It was continued after his untimely death in 1889 by his widow, Victorien Leontine Bazire, and later his son, Leon Charles Souloy. The firm’s popularity among the Parisian elite is evidenced by the younger Souloy’s involvement in the infamous l’Affaire Steinheil in 1908, in which socialite Marguerite “Meg” Japy Stienheil, already infamous as the mistress of French President Felix Faure who had died during one of their trysts, was implicated in the murder of her mother and husband. Not initially a suspect, she drew attention to herself by accusing manservant Remy Couillard of the crime, and in whose possession a pearl from an Art Nouveau ring allegedly stolen during the murder was found. When Mme. Stienheil was invited to the surete for her testimony, she was confronted by jewelers Lucien Gaillard, who had originally created the ring, and Leon Souloy, who had, at her request, removed the pearl and kept the ring to refashion it. He gave the pearl to Mme. Steinheil, and the ring was still his possession. Confronted with this damning evidence of her contrivance to frame Couillard, she was arrested and tried for the murder. After an internationally sesational trial, she was acquitted; in her memoirs she dismissed her story of the ring having been stolen as a simple error of memory. She moved to London, where married Baron Abinger in 1917; she died there on July 17, 1954.

Lot: 83 - Exceptional French Second Empire Diamond Schooner Brooch

Exceptional French Second Empire Diamond Schooner Brooch mid-19th century, silver top, 18k gold back, the hull from a single fancy-shape rose-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.95 carats, the three sails and rudder set with a total of eighteen old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.42 carats in total and with ruby flag and deadeye and gold rope ladder. l. 1", total weight 2.9 grams

Lot: 84 - Magnificent Antique French Griffin Crescent Brooch

Magnificent Antique French Griffin Crescent Brooch ca. 1870, silver and 18k gold, the beautifully detailed beast in gold with ruby eye and silver wings set with rose-cut diamonds, perched in a crescent moon with a central row of old mine-cut diamonds flanked by rows of rose-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 4.90 carats. l. 2", total weight 27.9 grams

Lot: 85 - Belle Epoque Lady's Watch/Lorgnette Chain

Belle Epoque Lady's Watch/Lorgnette Chain ca. 1890, Lyon, France, 18k yellow gold, with fancy openwork quatrefoil within navette links, centering a spring ring for attaching a watch or lorgnette. l. 59-1/2", total weight 39.7 grams

Lot: 86 - Victorian Half-Albert Watch Chain

Victorian Half-Albert Watch Chain ca. 1865, 12k yellow gold, the flat pretzel-link chain with leaf terminals, with a large open waistcoat button-hook at one end and watch swivel at the other. l. 14-3/4", total weight 23.7 grams

Lot: 87 - Custom-Made Tiffany & Co. Favrile Glass and Gold Scarab Cufflinks

Custom-Made Tiffany & Co. Favrile Glass and Gold Scarab Cufflinks 14k yellow gold, the custom-made scarab cufflinks composed of Tiffany & Co. Favrile glass scarabs on one side, ca. 1900, and gold scarabs on the other side. l. 3/4", total weight 22.1 grams

Lot: 88 - Gentleman's "Mermaid and Leviathan" Cufflinks

Gentleman's "Mermaid and Leviathan" Cufflinks first quarter 20th century, 14k yellow gold, each with opposing oval plaques with a mermaid basking in the sun on one side and a swimming leviathan on the other, joined by a solid "8"-shaped link. w. 3/4", l. 1-1/4", total weight 18.5 grams

Lot: 89 - Gentleman's Satyr Masque Ring

Gentleman's Satyr Masque Ring second quarter 20th century, 14k gold, the handsomely chased visage flanked by flower and grape clusters, the eyes set with a pair of marquise-cut diamonds and accented by single-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 0.42 carats. h. 3/4", w. 1", size 9-1/4, total weight 32.0 grams

Lot: 90 - Antique Gentleman's Cufflinks

Antique Gentleman's Cufflinks ca. 1915, 14k yellow gold, double-faced, each with embossed scroll design on a matte ground, with bar-chain link, presented in the original box as retailed by Gibbs-Meyer (Joseph Gibbs & Henry Meyer) of Peoria, Illinois. l. 3/4", overall l. 1", total weight 12.8 grams

Lot: 91 - Victorian Art Nouveau Cufflinks

Victorian Art Nouveau Cufflinks ca. 1910, 15k gold, each with an oval plaque embossed with the face of Psyche, with "dumbbell" backs, presented in a kid-lined case as retailed by W. Batty & Sons of Manchester and Southport. w. 3/4", l. 7/8", total weight 12.1 grams

Lot: 92 - Natural Mississippi River Pearl Cufflinks

Natural Mississippi River Pearl Cufflinks ca. 1900, 10k yellow gold, the double-sided cufflinks each faced with natural baroque "strawberry" Mississippi River pearls, joined by a plain gold link. dia. 3/8", l. 1", total weight 5.5 grams

Lot: 93 - Antique American Baroque Pearl Stickpin

Antique American Baroque Pearl Stickpin ca. 1890, 14k yellow gold, set with a single natural baroque pearl measuring approximately 12.20 mm x 12.50 mm. l. 2-5/8", total weight 2.5 grams

Lot: 94 - Edwardian Mother-of-Pearl and Ruby Cufflinks

Edwardian Mother-of-Pearl and Ruby Cufflinks ca. 1900, 18k rose gold, the double-sided faces each in the form of a carved mother-of-pearl button sewn with ruby-set "threads" weighing approximately 0.20 carats joined by chain links, presented in the original indigo velvet and satin fitted case. dia. 1/2", l. 1", total weight 6.1 grams

Lot: 95 - Gentleman's Antique Enamel and Diamond Cufflinks

Gentleman's Antique Enamel and Diamond Cufflinks ca. 1910, 18k gold, with canted rectangular front and navette back, each centering a single old-European cut diamond with a cobalt guilloche enamel surround and opaque white enamel champleve edge, with an approximate total diamond weight of 0.54 carats, the fronts with engraved gold corners, with chain link. face h. 5/8", l. 3/4", total weight 10.0 grams

Lot: 96 - Art Deco Onyx and Diamond Cufflinks

Art Deco Onyx and Diamond Cufflinks ca. 1920, probably Louis Decarro, Paris, 18k yellow gold, each cufflink double-faced with a hemispherical onyx cabochon, drilled and collet set with single old European-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 0.93 carats om total, with articulated clip link. dia. 7/16", l. 1-1/2", total weight 7.7 grams

Lot: 97 - Signed Diamond and Pearl Crescent Brooch

Signed Diamond and Pearl Crescent Brooch ca. 1910, by Daniel DeWitt Brokow & Son, New York, New York, 14k yellow gold, in the form of a slipper moon, with alternating graduated peg-set pearls and prong-set old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.52 carats in total. l. 3-1/8", total weight 7.1 grams

Lot: 98 - Rare Yukon Gold Rush Nugget Chain

Rare Yukon Gold Rush Nugget Chain ca. 1896-1899, 22k and 14k gold, comprising thirty-one natural gold nuggets joined by short curb link chain segments. l. 32-1/2", total weight 32.8 grams

Lot: 99 - Rare Yukon Gold Rush Nugget Necklace

Rare Yukon Gold Rush Nugget Necklace ca. 1896-1899, around 18k raw gold, composed of natural gold nuggets joined by simple rings, with 14k gold spring-ring closure. l. 14", total weight 56.5 grams

Lot: 100 - Fine Victorian Star Sapphire Ring

Fine Victorian Star Sapphire Ring ca. 1890, 15k yellow gold, set with a central grey star sapphire weighing approximately 2.15 carats, mounted with foliate prongs extending to an openwork dome accented with rubies and black enamel, to a plain shank, with an approximate total ruby weight of 1.08 carats. size 6, total weight 6.4 grams

Lot: 101 - American Art Nouveau Lorgnette and Chain

American Art Nouveau Lorgnette and Chain first quarter 20th century, 14k yellow gold, the lorgnette by Krementz & Co., Newark, New Jersey, the narrow stem decorated with twining "whiplash" lines, with push-ring spring-opening mechanism, presented on a long, fine rolo-link chain decorated with four "whiplash" plaques and four round brilliant peridots, each in an "eyeglass" frame and flanked by seed pearls. lorgnette l. 5-3/4", w. 4-3/4", chain l. 43", total weight 40.8 grams

Lot: 102 - Art Nouveau-Style Diamond, Opal and Sapphire "Dragonfly" Brooch

Art Nouveau-Style Diamond, Opal and Sapphire "Dragonfly" Brooch 18k yellow gold, the wings set with patchwork-cut opals accented by single-cut diamond channels, with an approximate total weight of 0.75 carats in total, the abdomen with seven collet-set graduated sapphire cabochons weighing approximately 4.87 carats in total, with diamond thorax and ruby eyes. l. 2-1/2", w. 3-1/4", total weight 20.0 grams

Lot: 103 - Exquisite Diamond and Plique-a-Jour Enamel Brooch

Exquisite Diamond and Plique-a-Jour Enamel Brooch ca. 1900, platinum top, 18k gold back, of oval form with a central collet-set old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.50 carats, flanked by a pair of counterpole wheat sheaves set with rose-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 0.69 carats in total, all on a pale green plique-a-jour enamel ground with an openwork diamond-centered ovolo border. h. 1-3/8", w. 2-1/8", total weight 20.5 grams

Lot: 104 - Antique American "Griffin" Stickpin

Antique American "Griffin" Stickpin ca. 1890, 14k yellow gold, of rounded rectangular form, with a central coiled griffin holding an old mine-cut diamond in its mouth, on a yellow guilloche enamel ground, within a frame of rose-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 0.32 carats. w. 3/4", l. 2-3/8", total weight 4.6 grams

Lot: 105 - Edwardian Tourmaline, Peridot and Topaz Pendant

Edwardian Tourmaline, Peridot and Topaz Pendant dated 1905, 10k yellow gold, with a central oval cabochon "eyeglass frame"-set pale green tourmaline flanked by gold scrolls above a bar suspending chevron-graduated chains terminating in rose tourmaline cabochons or colorless round topaz, mounted en suite, with an approximate total gemstone weight of 16.12 carats, engraved on the back of the bar "July 29, 1905", presented on a 10K yellow gold rope chain of similar date. pendant h. 3-1/4", w. 2-1/4", chain l. 23-1/4", total weight 15.9 grams

Lot: 106 - Splendid Renaissance Revival Natural Saltwater Pearl and Enamel "Mermaid" Pendant

Splendid Renaissance Revival Natural Saltwater Pearl and Enamel "Mermaid" Pendant ca. 1890, 18k yellow gold, the siren's bust formed of a natural saltwater pearl, with flowing gold tresses and with delicately enameled skin, accented with rubies and adorned with a diamond "necklace", suspended from Renaissance-style chains set with sapphires to a split bail enameled en suite, the figure and chain with pearl drops. GIA certificate available upon request. l. 4", w. 1-1/2", total weight 33.2 grams

Lot: 107 - Victorian Enamel Erotica Ring

Victorian Enamel Erotica Ring ca. 1895, 10k yellow gold, set with a square enamel plaque with a three-quarter portrait of a female nude. size 2-3/4, h. 11/18", total weight 10.0 grams

Lot: 108 - Impressive Large Edwardian Diamond Horseshoe Brooch

Impressive Large Edwardian Diamond Horseshoe Brooch first quarter 20th century, platinum top, 18k gold back, set with European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.25 carats in total, approximate color E-G and clarity VS1-SI1. h. 2-1/4", w. 2", total weight 20.0 grams Provenance: Sotheby's Important Jewels, New York, New York, June 9. 1999.

Lot: 109 - Important Large Edwardian Diamond Slipper Moon Brooch

Important Large Edwardian Diamond Slipper Moon Brooch ca. 1915, platinum top, 18k gold back, set with a graduated row of old mine- and European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.32 carats in total, approximate color I-J-K and clarity VS1-SI1. l. 3-1/4", total weight 16.0 grams

Lot: 110 - Fine Edwardian Diamond Horseshoe Brooch

Fine Edwardian Diamond Horseshoe Brooch first quarter 20th century, platinum top, 18k gold back, set with European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.42 carats in total, approximate color E-F and clarity VS1-VS2. w. 1-1/4", total weight 11.5 grams Provenance: Christie's, Melbourne, Australia, July 9, 2002.

Lot: 111 - Pair of Belle Epoque Diamond Drop Earrings

Pair of Belle Epoque Diamond Drop Earrings ca. 1905, platinum, the earrings set with single buttercup-set old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.00 carats in total, approximate color E-F and clarity SI1, below a pair of rose-cut diamond-set addorsed scrolls, suspended from two smaller collet- and buttercup-set diamonds, weighing approximately 0.50 carats in total, with French-style pierced lever backs. l. 1-1/4" (1-3/8" with wire), total weight 5.9 grams

Lot: 112 - Fine Pair of Belle Epoque Diamond Drop Earrings

Fine Pair of Belle Epoque Diamond Drop Earrings ca. 1900, platinum top, 18k yellow gold back, the earrings set with a single old European-cut diamonds, with an approximate total weight of 3.33 carats, approximate color K-N and clarity VS1, suspending from a small pair of rose-cut diamond leaves below two smaller old European-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 0.40 carats in total, the old European-cut diamonds each bezel-set in a "floating" circular surround, with French-style lever pierced backs. l. 1-1/4" (1-5/8" with wire), total weight 6.9 grams

Lot: 113 - Belle Epoque Garland Brooch

Belle Epoque Garland Brooch ca. 1890, silver top, 18k yellow gold back, in the form of lacy garlands on a honeycomb ground, festooned with collet-set old European-cut diamonds with articulated pendant drops, with an approximate total weight of 5.95 carats, the reverse with detachable brooch fittings and a pair of chain hooks permitting it to be worn as a pendant. h. 2-3/4", w. 2-1/2", total weight 20.0 grams Provenance: Christie's Important Jewelry, London, November 27, 2002.

Lot: 114 - Waltham Diamond Pocket Watch

Waltham Diamond Pocket Watch platinum, the watch with a single-cut diamond bezel and bail, the back of the case marked with the diamond-set initials "MP", with an approximate total diamond weight of 1.60 carats, the workings marked "Waltham Watch Co., Adjusted, Patented", "AWWCo Waltham Mass." and "Sapphire 20029030". l. 2", total weight 42.6 grams

Lot: 115 - Rare Edwardian Conch Pearl and Diamond Lavaliere

Rare Edwardian Conch Pearl and Diamond Lavaliere ca. 1900, platinum top, 18k gold back, in the form of a delicate laurel wreath-crested scrolling bow set with European- and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.74 carats in total, the central diamond dangling, the whole suspending a large conch pearl measuring approximately 12.00 mm x 10.00 mm, and attached to a fine platinum chain. GIA certificate available upon request. central motif h. 2-1/4", w. 1-1/2", chain l. 20-1/2", total weight 16.3 grams

Lot: 116 - Fine French Belle Epoque Platinum and Diamond Lorgnette

Fine French Belle Epoque Platinum and Diamond Lorgnette ca. 1910, the case decorated on both sides with openwork web and laurel branch motif and circular terminal, each side with three milligrained collet-set old European-cut diamonds and accented with bead-set rose-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 2.40 carats, with a solid, hinged bridge and circular frames. l. 4-3/8", frame dia. 1-5/8", total weight 26.2 grams

Lot: 117 - Fine Pair of Edwardian Yellow and White Diamond and Pearl Drop Earrings

Fine Pair of Edwardian Yellow and White Diamond and Pearl Drop Earrings ca. 1910, platinum top, 18k yellow gold back, each teardrop-shaped earring with an openwork laurel leaf pattern set with old European-cut white diamonds weighing approximately 1.54 carats in total, and a central articulated pearl drop on "knife-edge" chain, crested by a single round brilliant-cut yellow diamond weighing approximately 0.20 carats in total, all suspended from two smaller diamonds, with French-style lever pierced backs. l. 2-1/4" (2-3/8" with earwire), w. 3/4", total weight 11.9 grams

Lot: 118 - Magnificent Mauboussin Art Deco Diamond Brooch

Magnificent Mauboussin Art Deco Diamond Brooch ca. 1925, 18k white gold, Paris, of shaped rectangular form comprising interlocking openwork rectangles and palmette motifs, bead-set with round-, baguette- and pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 8.60 carats in total, presented in the original fitted box. h. 1-1/2", w. 2-3/8", total weight 20.5 grams Provenance: Sotheby's London, July 12, 2002.

Lot: 119 - Magnificent Belle Epoque Seed Pearl and Diamond Sautoir

Magnificent Belle Epoque Seed Pearl and Diamond Sautoir ca. 1910, platinum, with a flat, elongated "honeycomb"-woven ribbon of seed pearls joined to a seed pearl tassel by openwork geometric and laurel branch-decorated platinum plaques set with rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.34 carats in total, with French import marks; the tassel detachable. necklace l. 25", center tassel drop l. 4-1/4", maximum w. 1-1/2", total weight 70.7 grams Provenance: Christie's Important Jewels Geneva, February 3, 2003.

Lot: 120 - Edwardian Seed Pearl Lariat

Edwardian Seed Pearl Lariat ca. 1910, the multi-strand seed pearl lariat joined at each end to a seed pearl tassel by platinum and 18k rose gold links mounted with round-cut rubies weighing approximately 0.44 carats in total. l. 26", total weight 50.9 grams

Lot: 121 - Signed Pair of Black, Starr & Frost Natural Baroque Pearl Ear Studs

Signed Pair of Black, Starr & Frost Natural Baroque Pearl Ear Studs first quarter 20th century, New York, 14k gold, each with a large natural baroque pearl set in a non-pierced screw back stamped "BS&F", one measuring approximately 3.50 mm x 5.00 mm and the other 4.40 mm x 5.80 mm. total weight 10.5 grams

Lot: 122 - Pair of Antique Seed Pearl Tassel Earrings

Pair of Antique Seed Pearl Tassel Earrings ca. 1900, each with a split-pearl head and seed pearl neck and skirt, suspended by a short strand of seed pearls to the 10k yellow gold "fishhook" earwire. l. 3" (3-1/4" with earwire), dia. 3/8", total weight 14.0 grams

Lot: 123 - Fine Art Deco Seed Pearl, Lapis and Enamel Tasseled Lariat Necklace

Fine Art Deco Seed Pearl, Lapis and Enamel Tasseled Lariat Necklace ca. 1920, comprising two twisted "ropes", each of numerous twisted strands of seed pearls, the ends joined to seed pearl tassels with lapis enamel caps separated by a pair of "sugarloaf" lapis beads centering a rock crystal roundel. l. 46-1/2", total weight 112.7 grams

Lot: 124 - Spectacular Large French Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Brooch

Spectacular Large French Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Brooch ca. 1925, set with a central collet-set old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.00 carats, approximate color G and clarity SI3, surrounded by baguette-cut diamonds, within a scrolling, openwork geometric frame bead-set with old European-cut diamonds, with an approximate total weight of 9.22 carats. h. 1-3/4", w. 3", total weight 33.8 grams Provenance: Sotheby's New York, June 9, 1999.

Lot: 125 - Fine Art Deco Diamond Dress Clips

Fine Art Deco Diamond Dress Clips second quarter 20th century, 18k white gold, each in the form of an openwork geometric fan, set with round brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.75 carats in total, together with the original mount permitting the pair to be worn addorsed as a brooch. each l. 1-1/4", w. 1-1/8", overall w. 2-1/2", total weight 27.7 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, London, July 12, 2002.

Lot: 126 - Art Deco Diamond Bracelet

Art Deco Diamond Bracelet ca. 1930, platinum, with three openwork, articulated rectangular plaques set with one central square-cut diamond flanked by four pairs of baguette-cut diamonds and milgrained rectangles set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, joined by canted rectangular diamond-set links, with an approximate total diamond weight of 9.16 carats, numbered P4046, presented in the original box as retailed by Juergens & Andersen Co., Chicago. l. 7-1/8", total weight 38.7 grams

Lot: 127 - Magnificent Important Art Deco Platinum and Heart-Cut Diamond Brooch

Magnificent Important Art Deco Platinum and Heart-Cut Diamond Brooch ca. 1930, set with a central heart-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.05 carats, approximate color H and clarity VVS2, flanked by stylized openwork feathers within a canted-corner rectangular frame, the whole accented with marquise- and old European-cut diamonds, with an approximate total weight of 6.90 carats in total, the scrolls on the ends with calibre-cut ruby details. h. 1-3/8", w. 2-5/8", total weight 31.8 grams Provenance: Christie's Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, Switzerland, November 21, 2002.

Lot: 128 - Unusual Art Deco Diamond "Safe Waters" Ring

Unusual Art Deco Diamond "Safe Waters" Ring ca. 1930, platinum, the rectangular ring set with a "buoy" comprising a half-moon-, trapezoid- and elongated hexagonal-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.98 carats in total, on a geometric openwork sky with diamond-set beacon, within a diamond-set rectangular frame. size 5-1/4, total weight 4.3 grams

Lot: 129 - Pair of Art Deco Onyx and Diamond Stud Earrings

Pair of Art Deco Onyx and Diamond Stud Earrings first quarter 20th century, 18k white gold, each with a circular onyx cabochon with a central bezel-set European-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.19 carats in total, approximate color G and clarity SI1, with 14k friction-post backs (of later date, fashioned from a pair of gentleman's cufflinks). dia. 1/2", total weight 9.0 grams

Lot: 130 - Art Deco Diamond Bow Brooch

Art Deco Diamond Bow Brooch ca. 1925, platinum (with 14k gold pin), set with a central European-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.45 carats, surrounded by smaller European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.47 carats in total and accented by faux calibre-cut sapphires. w. 2-1/2", total weight 14.0 grams

Lot: 131 - Spectacular Art Deco Diamond and Onyx Bracelet

Spectacular Art Deco Diamond and Onyx Bracelet second quarter 20th century, platinum, the slightly tapering "straightline" bracelet set with an openwork line of collet-set round brilliant diamonds weighing approximately 15.98 carats in total, between parallel calibre onyx-set edges and separated by plaques vertically set with three rows of diamonds. l. 7", w. 7/16", total weight 31.9 grams

Lot: 132 - Gentleman's White Tie Dress Set

Gentleman's White Tie Dress Set ca. 1930, Carrington & Co., Newark, New Jersey, platinum top, 14k gold back, including a pair of double-sided cufflinks, three shirt studs and three vest buttons, each with an engraved mother-of-pearl plaque in a laurel-engraved frame and centering a single collet-set round brilliant diamond, with a total diamond weight of 0.40 carats, presented in the original cream satin- and black velvet-lined case. cufflinks and vest buttons dia. 1/2", studs dia. 5/16", total weight 20.0 grams

Lot: 133 - Art Deco Diamond Crown Brooch

Art Deco Diamond Crown Brooch ca. 1925, platinum, in the form of a marquesal crown, the openwork frame set with old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.23 carats in total. h. 1-1/4", w. 2", total weight 13.8 grams

Lot: 134 - Fine Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Brooch

Fine Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Brooch ca. 1930, by Samuel Kind & Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Art Deco brooch in the form of an inverted butterfly, mounted with single-, round brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.31 carats in total, marked on the pin. size 5/8" x 1-7/8", total weight 6.3 grams

Lot: 135 - Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Bracelet

Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Bracelet ca. 1925, the "straightline" bracelet decorated with series of geometric lozenge and half-moon decorated plaques set with European-cut and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 8.58 carats in total. l. 7-1/4", total weight 20.1 grams

Lot: 136 - Fine Pair of Art Deco Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Fine Pair of Art Deco Diamond Chandelier Earrings ca. 1930, platinum, each with a central plaque suspended from one, and suspending three other lines of diamonds, all with a larger diamond terminal, each set with old European-cut and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.80 carats in total, approximate color E-G and clarity VS1-VS2, with a later omega post pierced back. l. 2-1/8", w. 5/8", total weight 17.1 grams

Lot: 137 - Exquisite Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Dress Clips

Exquisite Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Dress Clips ca. 1935, each in the form of a stepped triangular openwork scroll, bead- and collet-set with old European-cut, brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 13.38 carats in total, together with a 14k white gold frame permitting the pair to be worn together as a brooch. each l. 2", w. 1-1/4"; together l. 3-1/2", total weight 48.3 grams

Lot: 138 - Pair of Art Deco-Style Diamond and Sapphire Drop Earrings

Pair of Art Deco-Style Diamond and Sapphire Drop Earrings platinum, each with a central old European-cut diamond within a ring of calibre-cut sapphires, in navette-shaped plaques set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, tapering upwards to form the articulated drop, with single diamond terminal, with an approximate total diamond weight of 2.56 carats and an approximate total sapphire weight of 0.48 carats, with friction-post pierced backs. l. 1-3/4", w. 1/2", total weight 9.2 grams

Lot: 139 - Pair of Aquamarine and Diamond Drop Earrings

Pair of Aquamarine and Diamond Drop Earrings 18k gold, the earrings mounted with single emerald-cut aquamarines weighing approximately 13.60 carats in total, suspended from brick links mounted with round brilliant-cut and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.24 carats in total, presented in the original box as retailed by Maurice jewelers, Plaza Hotel, New York. l. 2", total weight 17.3 grams

Lot: 140 - Pair of Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings

Pair of Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings silver top, 10k gold back, each with a circular drop centering a cluster of seven round brilliant-cut diamonds within a ring of channel-set emeralds and an outer ring of rose-cut diamonds, suspended from a pair of diamond-set laurel leaves below two small diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 1.08 carats, with locking "fishhook" earwires. l. 1-1/8" (1-1/2" with earwire), w. 5/8", total weight 8.9 grams

Lot: 141 - Art Deco-Style Emerald and Diamond Brooch

Art Deco-Style Emerald and Diamond Brooch 1930s and later, 10k white gold, made of vintage bracelet elements, with a central panel of round-cut treated emeralds flanked by diamond- and emerald-set oval "buckle"-style links, with an approximate total emerald weight of 5.48 carats and approximate total diamond weight of 2.38 carats. h. 3/4", w. 2-1/2", total weight 23.7 grams

Lot: 142 - Pair of Art Deco-Style Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings

Pair of Art Deco-Style Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings silver top, 18k yellow gold back, in the Third Egyptian Revival taste, each with an oval emerald within a diamond surround suspending a diamond crescent joined by square emeralds to three articulated emerald and diamond drops, with an approximate total diamond weight of 1.08 carats and an approximate total emerald weight of 1.24 carats, with friction-post pierced backs. l. 2-1/4", w. 5/8", total weight 12.2 grams

Lot: 143 - Italian Tri-Colored Gold Retro Modern Bracelet

Italian Tri-Colored Gold Retro Modern Bracelet 1934-1944, Vicenza, 18k yellow gold, comprising alternating circular and clustered brick links joined by wedge-shaped rectangular plaques with brushed white and rose gold stripes. l. 7-3/4", total weight 45.1 grams

Lot: 144 - Pair of Retro Modern Two-Color Gold Earrings

Pair of Retro Modern Two-Color Gold Earrings ca. 1945, Modern Classics by Mossalone, New York, New York, 14k yellow/rose gold, each in the form of three staggered cavetto bricks, the center one yellow gold, the outer ones rose gold, with clip-post backs. l. 1", total weight 10.8 grams

Lot: 145 - Large Art Deco Rock Crystal Bracelet

Large Art Deco Rock Crystal Bracelet sterling silver, the bracelet composed of large square-cut rock crystals weighing approximately 255.36 carats in total. w. 3/4", l. 7-1/2", total weight 104.0 grams

Lot: 146 - Art Deco Rock Crystal Bracelet

Art Deco Rock Crystal Bracelet sterling silver, the bracelet mounted with square-cut rock crystals weighing approximately 195.0 carats in total. w. 3/4", l. 7-1/2", total weight 72.9 grams

Lot: 147 - Gold and Diamond Spindle Mesh Bracelet

Gold and Diamond Spindle Mesh Bracelet ca. 1950, 18k gold, with mesh edges and central line of narrow spindles accented by gold beads and round brilliant diamonds set in platinum plaques, weighing approximately 0.75 carats in total. w. 1", l. 7-1/4", total weight 66.0 grams

Lot: 148 - Impressive Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Dress Clips

Impressive Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Dress Clips ca. 1930, S. J. Rood, London, each in the form of a stylized palmette, set with round brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds weighing approximately 9.20 carats in total, in milligrained collets, signed "Rood", together with a mounting frame permitting the pair to be worn addorsed as a brooch. each l. 1-1/4", w. 1", overall l. 2-1/2", total weight 30.0 grams Provenance: Christie's Important Jewels, London, November 27, 2002.

Lot: 149 - Stunning Pair of Art Moderne Diamond Dress Clips

Stunning Pair of Art Moderne Diamond Dress Clips ca. 1940, platinum, each in the form of a fringed scroll, pave and channel set with round brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 12.49 carats in total, approximate color E-F and clarity VVS2-VS1, the reverse with double 18k white gold pin. each h. 1-1/2", w. 1-3/4", total weight 51.0 grams

Lot: 150 - Pair of Art Moderne Diamond Ear Clips

Pair of Art Moderne Diamond Ear Clips mid-20th century, 18k white gold, each in the form of a stylized flammiform scroll, pave set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, with two inward scrolls channel-set with baguette diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 8.90 carats, with pierced clip backs. h. 1-3/4", w. 1", total weight 21.2 grams

Lot: 151 - Fine Pair of Art Moderne Diamond Ear Clips

Fine Pair of Art Moderne Diamond Ear Clips mid-20th century, platinum, each with a cluster of prong-set round brilliant diamonds above a spray of channel-set baguette diamond rays, with an approximate total diamond weight of 4.56 carats, with pierced omega-clip backs. h. 1-1/4", w. 5/8", total weight 14.9 grams Provenance: Christie's Fine Jewels, New York, New York, April 21, 2003.

Lot: 152 - Elegant Pair of Diamond Partner Dress Clips

Elegant Pair of Diamond Partner Dress Clips mid-20th century, platinum, of complimentary but not identical form, each with concentric scrolling circles from which emerge a stylized leaf, the circles with bead-set and pave round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.97 carats in total, the stem with channel-set baguette diamonds. one l. 2", w. 7/8", the other l. 2-1/4", w. 1", total weight 26.2 grams

Lot: 153 - Pair of Art Moderne "Day and Night" Diamond Ear Clips

Pair of Art Moderne "Day and Night" Diamond Ear Clips mid-20th century, platinum, each with a central round brilliant-cut diamond within a round- and baguette-cut diamond-set spray, with an approximate total weight of 3.51 carats in total, with detachable articulated drops en suite, with non-pierced clip backs. l. 2" (1" with drops detached), w. 3/4", total weight 21.8 grams

Lot: 154 - Exotic Pair of Art Moderne Diamond "Bird" Ear/Dress Clips

Exotic Pair of Art Moderne Diamond "Bird" Ear/Dress Clips ca. 1950, attributed to Lola Denmer, Vienna, platinum, each in the form of a bird in flight, pave-set with single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.90 carats in total, with ruby "eyes", the reverse fitted with clip converting to permit the pair to be worn as ear clips, dress clips or hair ornaments, presented in the original fitted case stamped "Denmer / New York - Vienna - Zurich". each l. 1-1/4", total weight 15.8 grams

Lot: 155 - Flower Cart Gemstone Brooch

Flower Cart Gemstone Brooch ca. 1950, 14k yellow gold, in the manner of Raymond Yard, the brooch mounted with European- and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.15 carats in total, accented by carved and baguette-cut rubies and sapphires weighing approximately 1.58 carats in total. size 1-7/8" x 2", total weight 18.8 grams

Lot: 156 - Italian Art Moderne Tri-Color Gold Flexible Cuff Bracelet

Italian Art Moderne Tri-Color Gold Flexible Cuff Bracelet ca. 1960, 14k gold, with fine brick links arranged in diagonal rows of white, yellow and rose gold with a brushed finish. w. 1-3/4", l. 7-1/8", total weight 103.7 grams

Lot: 157 - Unusual Briolette-Cut Citrine Bracelet

Unusual Briolette-Cut Citrine Bracelet gold vermeil, the flexible bracelet comprised of numerous briolette-cut and roundel citrine beads, intricately woven with silk onto a latticed bugle bead ground, with a sterling silver-gilt scabbard clasp. w. 1-3/4", l. 6", total weight 84.6 grams Provenance: Fred Leighton, New York, New York, 2002.

Lot: 158 - Spectacular Diamond Ball Ring

Spectacular Diamond Ball Ring ca. 1980, 18k yellow gold, the ring mounted with a large ball set with round brilliant-cut diamonds in swirling designs, with an approximate total weight of 6.20 carats. size 5-3/4, total weight 30.2 grams

Lot: 159 - Important Mauboussin Beryl, Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Important Mauboussin Beryl, Sapphire and Diamond Ring ca. 1980, 18k white gold, the ring mounted with a large emerald-cut beryl weighing approximately 23.50 carats, the sides of the ring with "lightning bolts", mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.80 carats in total and round-cut blue sapphires weighing approximately 3.20 carats in total, stamped "Mauboussin Paris 750 E2993". size 6-3/4, total weight 28.7 grams

Lot: 160 - Avante-Garde French Heart-Cut Sapphire Bangle Bracelet

Avante-Garde French Heart-Cut Sapphire Bangle Bracelet sterling silver-gilt with 18k yellow gold hinge and closure, the heavy hinged bangle set with four double-sided windowpane heart-cut sapphires, weighing approximately 14.00 carats in total, each in a conforming collet setting, with annular hinge and closure. h. 3/8", inside w. 2-1/8", total weight 62.9 grams Provenance: Purchased from The Oxeda Collection, Christie's Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 15 May 2002. Notes: Lined with the world’s greatest luxury brands, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris is synonymous with quality and refinement. Oxeda, a hidden gem specializing in signed antique and estate jewelry, was located between rue Saint-Florentin and rue Cambon and known as the preeminent source for the finest and rarest pieces amongst jewelry enthusiasts, serious collectors, tastemakers and celebrities for decades. While less widely known than nearby shops such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton, Oxeda was a veritable institution in its own right. The firm’s founders, Edgar and Eva Oxeda, opened a goldsmith shop at 334 rue Saint-Honore in the early 1900s. The couple had an affinity for beauty and precious materials, and would search endlessly to find pieces for their clients. This attention to detail and passion naturally led to more clients and the firm began to grow. Edgar and Eva’s son Edmond joined the firm in 1929, but it was requisitioned by the Nazis following the occupation of Paris in 1940. Following the war, Edmond, now married, and his parents returned to France and re-opened the shop dealing mainly in silverware and custom jewelry. By the time Edmond’s wife, Eva, joined the family’s firm in 1950, business was booming with the influx of Americans seeking French jewelry and the popularity of pieces such as eglantines, trembleuses and other detachable brooches at the time. Oxeda’s selection of Boivin, Boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet, Janesich, Lacloche, Van Cleef & Arpels and others was unrivaled. Oxeda’s own reputation made these already desirable pieces even more alluring. The firm’s beautifully appointed interior mixed with the magnetic personalities of the owners was irresistible, and it developed a cult following of sorts in the second half of the 20th century. Oxeda boasted a long list of famous clientele, including Salvador Dali, Jane Birkin, Maria Felix, Anja Lopez, Mick Jagger, Costa Gavras, Diana Ross, Shirley MacLaine and numerous others. After Edmond’s death in 1994, his wife Eva kept the shop open for nearly a decade before deciding to close its doors. In a grand finale of sorts, Christie’s offered many remaining pieces from The Oxeda Collection in its May 2002 Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva, which is where the bracelet offered here was acquired.

Lot: 161 - Stunning Pair of Anuj Shah Rubellite, Diamond and Pearl Earrings

Stunning Pair of Anuj Shah Rubellite, Diamond and Pearl Earrings platinum/14k yellow gold, the earrings mounted with carved rubellite plaques, accented on the top and bottom with cabochon-cut and pear-cut rubellites weighing approximately 38.86 carats in total, accented by single-cut and round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.52 carats in total and 3.00 mm pearls. l. 3-3/4", total weight 38.0 grams

Lot: 162 - Elegant Pair of Anuj Shah Diamond "Cocoon" Earrings

Elegant Pair of Anuj Shah Diamond "Cocoon" Earrings 14k white gold, the earrings mounted with a diamond briolette suspended from an articulated "cocoon"-form dangle, mounted with single-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 3.80 carats. l. 3", total weight 19.8 grams

Lot: 163 - Suite of Four Indian Diamond Bangle Bracelets

Suite of Four Indian Diamond Bangle Bracelets 18k yellow gold, the bracelets mounted with polki diamonds weighing approximately 1.76 carats in total. inside circumference 7-3/4", total weight 52.0 grams

Lot: 164 - Pair of Jaipur White Sapphire Large Button Ear Clips

Pair of Jaipur White Sapphire Large Button Ear Clips 20k yellow gold, each in the form of a flower set with one central and three concentric rows of brilliant- and table-cut diamonds in various shapes, weighing approximately 4.78 carats in total, suspending nine oval pearls, the reverse with translucent red and green and opaque white enamel flowers and birds, with spring-lever clip backs. dia. 1-3/8", total weight 61.7 grams

Lot: 165 - Pair of Indian Diamond Dangle Earrings

Pair of Indian Diamond Dangle Earrings silver-topped gold, the earrings mounted with polki and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.08 carats in total. l. 2-3/4", total weight 16.1 grams

Lot: 166 - Impressive Indian Moghul Diamond Badge Brooch

Impressive Indian Moghul Diamond Badge Brooch silver-topped gold, the brooch mounted with polki and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 14.70 carats in total. size 2-3/4" x 3-1/2", total weight 71.7 grams

Lot: 167 - Pair of Impressive Indian Diamond Dangle Earrings

Pair of Impressive Indian Diamond Dangle Earrings silver-topped gold, the earrings mounted with polki and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 6.45 carats in total. l. 2-3/8", total weight 43.0 grams

Lot: 168 - Pair of Indian Diamond Dangle Earrings

Pair of Indian Diamond Dangle Earrings silver-topped gold, the earrings mounted with polki and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.03 carats in total. l. 2-3/8", total weight 17.8 grams

Lot: 169 - Ruby Necklace

Ruby Necklace the six-strand necklace composed of faceted and treated ruby roundels, finished with an adjustable silk cord. l. adjustable 24" to 43", total weight 125.3 grams

Lot: 170 - Four Indian Diamond Bangle Bracelets

Four Indian Diamond Bangle Bracelets 18k yellow gold, the bangle bracelets mounted with polki diamonds weighing approximately 1.79 carats in total. inside circumference 8", total weight 46.2 grams

Lot: 171 - Indian Ruby and Pearl Moghul Necklace

Indian Ruby and Pearl Moghul Necklace ca. 1880, 14k yellow gold, with a central flower set with rose-cut diamonds and mounted en tremblant, within a ring of ruby and diamond floral motifs, joined to a band of ruby links flanked by rose-cut diamonds, studded with pearls along the edges and suspending three ruby and pearl tassels, with an approximate total diamond weight of 1.67 carats and an approximate total ruby weight of 11.97 carats, attached to a braided silk cord to be worn as a choker or necklace. h. 2-1/2", l. 8" (excluding cord), 25-1/2" (with cord), total weight 58.9 grams

Lot: 172 - Large Ruby Bead Necklace

Large Ruby Bead Necklace contemporary, 18k yellow gold, with fifteen large, graduated and faceted treated ruby roundels weighing approximately 2000 carats in total, finished with gold caps and joined by gold links set with ruby cabochons. l. 19", total weight 457.5 grams

Lot: 173 - Suite of Four Indian Diamond Bangle Bracelets

Suite of Four Indian Diamond Bangle Bracelets 18k yellow gold, the bangle bracelets mounted with polki diamonds weighing approximately 1.80 carats in total. inside circumference 7-1/2", total weight 46.7 grams

Lot: 174 - Large Freshwater Pearl and Sapphire Necklace

Large Freshwater Pearl and Sapphire Necklace 18k yellow gold, the necklace composed of large "fireball" pearls with a high luster, measuring approximately 30.00 mm x 22.00 mm, accented by nugget-style beads mounted with round-cut treated blue, pink and yellow sapphires weighing approximately 12.36 carats in total. l. 41", total weight 366.2 grams

Lot: 175 - Ruby Bracelet

Ruby Bracelet 18k yellow gold, the nine-strand bracelet composed of treated ruby beads, accented with gold nugget beads. l. 6-1/2", total weight 34.2 grams

Lot: 176 - Pair of Baroque South Sea Pearl, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond Earrings

Pair of Baroque South Sea Pearl, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond Earrings 18k white gold, the earrings mounted with large baroque South Sea white pearls with a very good luster, measuring approximately 13.00 mm x 17.00 mm, accented by cabochon-cut treated rubies weighing approximately 1.44 carats in total, pear-shaped cabochon-cut treated sapphires weighing approximately 0.76 carats in total and round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.47 carats in total. l. 2-1/4", total weight 24.0 grams

Lot: 177 - Baroque Pearl and Diamond Bracelet

Baroque Pearl and Diamond Bracelet J.R. Gold Designs, New York, New York, 18k white gold, set with well-fitted baroque pearls mounted in a hand-crafted flexible frame, accented with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.11 carats in total in melee-set scrolls and double bar clasp. w. 1-1/2", l. 7", total weight 124.4 grams Provenance: Christie's New York Fine Jewels, October 13, 2004.

Lot: 178 - Pair of Mabe Pearl and Diamond Ear Clips

Pair of Mabe Pearl and Diamond Ear Clips ca. 1950, 18k yellow gold, the clip back earrings mounted with mabe pearls measuring approximately 4.90 mm in diameter, accented by round cultured and stick pearls in the form of flowers, the centers mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.55 carats in total. l. 1-1/4", total weight 20.2 grams

Lot: 179 - Two Large High Luster Pearl Necklaces

Two Large High Luster Pearl Necklaces the two necklaces composed of large "X"-form pearl beads with a high luster, finished with a pearl toggle clasp. l. 17", total weight 296.7 grams

Lot: 180 - Freshwater Baroque Pearl Ring

Freshwater Baroque Pearl Ring 18k yellow gold, the "X"-form freshwater baroque pearl set in a conforming frame. size 6, total weight 10.3 grams

Lot: 181 - Pair of Tiffany & Co. Baroque Pearl Ear Clips

Pair of Tiffany & Co. Baroque Pearl Ear Clips 18k yellow gold, each with a wavy trapezoidal baroque pearl set in a handcrafted conforming gold bezel mounting, with omega clip backs, marked on the reverse "Tiffany & Co.". l. 3/4", total weight 14.0 grams

Lot: 182 - Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Maltese Diamond Brooch

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Maltese Diamond Brooch 18k yellow gold, the brooch mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.70 carats in total, stamped "TIFFANY & CO. SCHLUMBERGER 750". l. 2", total weight 27.3 grams

Lot: 183 - Large Gold Convertible Necklace/Belt

Large Gold Convertible Necklace/Belt 1980s, 14k gold, with flexible "popcorn" links, one with an axial clasp, made to be worn as a necklace or a belt. l. 32", total weight 195.3 grams

Lot: 184 - Pair of Contemporary Diamond Paisley Ear Clips

Pair of Contemporary Diamond Paisley Ear Clips 14k yellow/white gold, the earrings mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds in a pave setting, weighing approximately 2.91 carats in total. l. 1-1/8", w. 5/8", total weight 11.0 grams

Lot: 185 - Diamond Crossover Bangle Bracelet

Diamond Crossover Bangle Bracelet 18k rose gold, the hinged bracelet mounted with round brilliant-cut and marquise-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.04 carats in total. inside circumference 6-1/4", total weight 23.5 grams

Lot: 186 - Unusual Custom Diamond Dog Tag Pendant with Chain

Unusual Custom Diamond Dog Tag Pendant with Chain 14k rose gold, the large pendant mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 6.28 carats in total, l. 2-1/4", suspended from a heavy rose gold ball chain, l. 30". total weight 66.3 grams

Lot: 187 - Hamilton Diamond Watch

Hamilton Diamond Watch 14k rose gold, the manual wind watch with numbers mounted with single-cut and baguette-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.22 carats in total, the workings stamped "Hamilton U.S.A. 17 Jewels 980" and "G266006", with a gold mesh band. l. 7-1/4", total weight 46.1 grams

Lot: 188 - Pair of Invisible-Set Yellow Diamond Earrings

Pair of Invisible-Set Yellow Diamond Earrings 14k yellow gold, each in the form of a square, invisible set with princess-cut yellow diamonds weighing approximately 3.51 carats in total. w. 1/2", total weight 10.0 grams

Lot: 189 - Spectacular Natural Lavender Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Spectacular Natural Lavender Sapphire and Diamond Ring 18k yellow gold, the contemporary ring mounted with a cushion-cut natural lavender sapphire weighing approximately 12.50 carats, accented by round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.00 carat in total, stamped "Moderne". GIA certificate available upon request. size 6, total weight 21.4 grams

Lot: 190 - Two Diamond "Starfish" Brooches

Two Diamond "Starfish" Brooches 18k white/yellow gold, the brooches mounted with round brilliant-cut white and yellow diamonds weighing approximately 2.40 carats in total. l. 1-1/4", total weight 6.0 grams Provenance: Christie's, Australia, Fine Jewels, July 9, 2002.

Lot: 191 - Pair of Diamond Heart Drop Earrings

Pair of Diamond Heart Drop Earrings 18k white gold, each set with a central heart-cut diamond, one 0.53 carats, color G and clarity VS2, GIA certificate #5181203478, and the other 0.50 carats, color H and clarity SI1, GIA certificate #5182203014, within a conforming ring set with round brilliant diamonds, suspending from one larger and seven smaller round brilliant diamonds with an approximate total weight of 0.80 carats, with lever-back pierced earwires. l. 3/4", total weight 4.8 grams

Lot: 192 - Pair of Diamond Hoop Earrings

Pair of Diamond Hoop Earrings 14k white gold, the earrings mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.20 carats in total. l. 1-3/8", total weight 10.6 grams

Lot: 193 - Diamond Long Chain

Diamond Long Chain 18k white gold, the long chain mounted with bezel-set round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 8.40 carats in total. l. 39", total weight 17.1 grams

Lot: 194 - H. Stern Rock Crystal and Diamond "Moonlight" Necklace

H. Stern Rock Crystal and Diamond "Moonlight" Necklace 18k white gold, the necklace mounted with graduated cushion-cut rock crystals, separated by accents mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.75 carats in total. l. 18-1/2", total weight 98.9 grams

Lot: 195 - Pair of H. Stern "Moonlight" Rock Crystal and Diamond Earrings

Pair of H. Stern "Moonlight" Rock Crystal and Diamond Earrings 18k yellow gold, the earrings mounted with cushion-cut rock crystals, accented by a dangle mounted with round-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.04 carats in total. l. 1", total weight 8.0 grams

Lot: 196 - Pair of Buccellati "Day and Night" Earrings

Pair of Buccellati "Day and Night" Earrings 18k yellow gold, the earrings in the form of a leaf, stamped "M. Buccellati Italy", with a removable dangling teardrop-shaped lemon citrine. leaf l. 1-1/8", overall l. 2", total weight 15.5 grams Provenance: Christie's Important Jewels, Geneve, Switzerland, February 19-20, 2003.

Lot: 197 - Buccellati Gold Leaf Cuff Bracelet

Buccellati Gold Leaf Cuff Bracelet 18k yellow gold, the bracelet in the form of a textured gold leaf, stamped "M. Buccellati", together with the original box. w. 1-1/2", inside circumference 6-3/4", total weight 42.2 grams

Lot: 198 - Pair of Buccellati Gold "Leaf" Earrings

Pair of Buccellati Gold "Leaf" Earrings 18k yellow gold, the earrings in the form of leaves, stamped "Gianmaria Buccellati Italy 18K" and "J2946", together with the original box. l. 1-1/2", total weight 9.8 grams

Lot: 199 - Buccellati Daisy Cuff Bracelet

Buccellati Daisy Cuff Bracelet 18k yellow gold/sterling silver, the hinged bracelet decorated with daisies, stamped "Buccellati Italy". w. 1-1/2", inside circumference 6-1/4", total weight 65.2 grams

Lot: 200 - Pair of Asprey Diamond "Sunflower" Earrings

Pair of Asprey Diamond "Sunflower" Earrings 18k yellow gold, the large earrings in the form of a sunflower, mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.62 carats in total, stamped "Asprey". dia. 1-1/2", total weight 38.3 grams

Lot: 201 - Carrera y Carrera Cherub Cuff Bracelet

Carrera y Carrera Cherub Cuff Bracelet 18k yellow gold, the cuff bracelet decorated with cherubs, together with the original box. w. 1-1/4", inside circumference 7", total weight 40.6 grams

Lot: 202 - Pair of David Webb Diamond Ear Clips

Pair of David Webb Diamond Ear Clips 18k yellow gold, the ear clips mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.80 carats in total, stamped "WEBB". l. 1-1/8", total weight 38.4 grams

Lot: 203 - David Webb Diamond Heart Dress Clip

David Webb Diamond Heart Dress Clip 18k and platinum, the heart formed of four twining "ribbons", each with a gold rope-twist border and platinum center pave set with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.68 carats in total, signed "Webb". w. 1-1/2", total weight 26.0 grams Provenance: Sotheby's December 7, 2017.

Lot: 204 - Pair of David Webb Diamond Ear Clips

Pair of David Webb Diamond Ear Clips 18k yellow gold, the hooped earrings mounted with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.50 carats in total, stamped "WEBB 18K". l. 1", total weight 26.7 grams Provenance: Sotheby's Fine Jewels, New York, New York, December 7, 2017.

Lot: 205 - Important Pair of Boucheron Pink Sapphire Heart and Diamond Earrings

Important Pair of Boucheron Pink Sapphire Heart and Diamond Earrings 18k yellow gold, the ear clips mounted with heart-cut pink sapphires weighing approximately 3.20 carats in total, accented by calibre-cut blue sapphires weighing approximately 0.35 carats in total and round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.20 carats in total, stamped "Boucheron". l. 1", total weight 14.1 grams Provenance: Christie's, Geneva, November 19, 2002.

Lot: 206 - Important Pair of Large Seaman Schepps Emerald Earrings

Important Pair of Large Seaman Schepps Emerald Earrings 18k yellow gold, the earrings mounted with emerald-cut emeralds weighing approximately 39.50 carats in total, stamped "Seaman Schepps 750". l. 3/4", total weight 16.3 grams Notes: Seaman Schepps was a talented visionary that rose from the tenements of New York City to found one of America’s most celebrated jewelry houses. His

Lot: 207 - Lapis Ring, Attributed to Seaman Schepps

Lapis Ring, Attributed to Seaman Schepps 14k yellow gold, the large ring mounted with an oval cabochon-cut lapis lazuli weighing approximately 14.03 carats, set into a red resin base with gold accents. size 5-1/2, total weight 30.0 grams Provenance: Sotheby's, December 7, 2017.

Lot: 208 - Rare Pair of Seaman Schepps Pearl Ear Clips

Rare Pair of Seaman Schepps Pearl Ear Clips 18k yellow gold, each set with cultured pearls fashioned as a stylized grape cluster, with intricate scrolling gold wire frame, the non-pierced clip backs, stamped "Seaman Schepps". h. 1-1/2", w. 3/4", total weight 17.0 grams

Lot: 209 - Splendid Trianon Baroque Pearl and Citrine Mammoth Tusk Cuff Bracelet

Splendid Trianon Baroque Pearl and Citrine Mammoth Tusk Cuff Bracelet 18k yellow gold, the bracelet mounted with baroque pearls and round-cut citrines weighing approximately 2.50 carats in total, stamped with the Trianon mark. w. 1-1/2", inside circumference 5-3/4", total weight 79.9 grams Notes: After Seaman Schepps’ death in 1972, his daughter Patricia Schepps Vaill continued her father’s legacy at the helm of the venerable firm producing successful, forward-looking designs. Vaill also developed her own unique style aimed at a younger audience to expand the firm’s client base. After twenty years as the steward to one of the great American jewelry houses, Vaill retired and sold the company to fellow jewelers Anthony Hopenhajm, and his partner, Jay Baume. Hopenhajm and Baume were a natural fit as their brand Trianon was already partnering with Seaman Schepps on cufflinks made from organic materials. The two firms also shared similar aesthetics. As Hopenhajm said, “We started to do jewelry that was different from the way people do jewelry. There was synergy between us and Seaman Schepps.” Trianon became the flagship name and continued to use rich and exotic materials as Seaman Schepps had done for decades. Rare woods, mammoth tusk, semi-precious stones set in gold, baroque pearls and other treasures would find their way into the jewelry designs. Hopenhajm and Baume took great pride in the one-of-a-kind nature of their pieces as all of the materials were taken from nature and possessed unique qualities that gave personality to each piece. Much like Seaman Schepps, Trianon rose to prominence amongst jewelry collectors, the social elite and lovers of avant-garde design. Trianon jewelry has been worn by countless politicians, celebrities and socialites over the past 30 years.

Lot: 210 - Trianon Gem-Set Mammoth Tusk Cuff Bracelet

Trianon Gem-Set Mammoth Tusk Cuff Bracelet 18k yellow gold, the bracelet mounted with round brilliant-cut peridots, citrines, tourmalines and aquamarines weighing approximately 9.50 carats in total, stamped with the Trianon mark. w. 1-1/2", inside circumference 5-3/4", total weight 93.7 grams

Lot: 211 - Mignon Faget Custom-Made Pearl Necklace

Mignon Faget Custom-Made Pearl Necklace ca. 1980s, gold vermeil, the one-of-a-kind multi-strand necklace composed of graduated strands of rose-colored rice pearls, accented with vermeil "corn kernels", terminating in a corded necklace, with vermeil "corn husk" accents and clasp, stamped "Mignon Faget". l. 16-1/2", longest strand l. 28", total weight 148.6 grams Notes: Renowned New Orleans jeweler Mignon Faget has created fine jewelry since 1969. Known nationally for her innovative designs, she is endlessly inspired by her natural surroundings, especially the architecture, wildlife and everyday objects of Louisiana. Mignon Faget became a household name and the business expanded over the years to include furnishings, clothing and more in the brand’s recognizable aesthetic. Her creations continue to be highly collectible. These three one-of-a-kind custom pieces by Mignon Faget were commissioned in the 1980s. The motifs and materials used in these pieces are popular to this day, including pearls and naturalistic gold elements. Inspired by a trip to Yucatan through Tulane’s biology department in the mid-1980s, her popular Zea line celebrated the physical characteristics of corn. She was fascinated by the husks and individual kernels, and classic elements from this important line can be seen in two of the present pieces. Mignon Faget requested that these pieces be included in a 1987 retrospective exhibition as they exemplify the jeweler’s artistry.

Lot: 212 - Mignon Faget Custom-Made Pearl and Emerald Necklace

Mignon Faget Custom-Made Pearl and Emerald Necklace ca. 1980s, gold vermeil, the one-of-a-kind fifteen-strand necklace composed of cream-colored rice pearls accented with round emerald beads, finished with "corn husk" clasps, marked "Mignon Faget". l. 27-1/2", total weight 196.6 grams

Lot: 213 - Mignon Faget Custom-Made Necklace

Mignon Faget Custom-Made Necklace ca. 1980s, sterling silver, the one-of-a-kind six-strand necklace composed of grey rice pearls accented with silver ridged bars, stamped "Mignon Faget". l. 31", total weight 125.9 grams

Lot: 214 - Rare Margot de Taxco Sterling Silver Enamel "Snake" Necklace/Belt

Rare Margot de Taxco Sterling Silver Enamel "Snake" Necklace/Belt third quarter 20th century, Taxco, Mexico, in the form of a serpent biting its tail, decorated with translucent lavender champleve and opaque pink cloisonne enamel scales, with three detachable segments permitting it to be worn at various lengths, including as a belt. length 21" to 32" (three detachable links, l. 7-1/4", 2-1/2" and 1-1/4"), total weight 238.9 grams Notes: When recently-divorced beauty shop owner Margot Van Voorhies Carr moved to Mexico in 1937, it was the deliberate beginning of a new chapter of her already event-filled life. She was born in San Francisco in 1896 as Margot Durand, the daughter of adjuster Albert A. Durand and Canadinan immigrant Albina Chabot Durand. Her father died in 1903, leaving her mother to raise her only child (Margot’s brother George having died in infancy in 1899). They survived the great earthquake in 1906, but even this catastrophe may have been less shocking than the discovery that Albert A. Durand had been living under an assumed identity, and that he was actually a member of the prominent Van Voorhies family of New Orleans. Albina and Margo assumed that surname after this discovery. Margot married Albert J. Buneman in 1921 and Evans F. Carr in 1927; both ended in divorce. In 1931, Margot was dealt yet another devasting blow when her mother Albina was brutally murdered in the grocery store she ran. It was thus that Margot moved to Mexico, eventually settling Taxco, where she met and married Antonio Castillo, a silver smith at the famed workshop of William Spratling. Margot, a talented artist, created designs for him and the two opened their own shop, Los Castillos, in 1939. Margot’s designs were very popular in the United States, which clamored for the relatively inexpensive luxury goods available from Mexico during World War II. Her marriage to Castillo ended in divorce, too, in 1946. Margot established her own shop under the name Margot de Taxco and hired excellent silversmiths, including Miguel Arias, Geronimo Fuentes, Hilario Lopez, Jaime Quiroz, Miguel Melendez and Melecio Rodgiguez to execute her innovative designs. Despite the efforts of her jealous ex-husband to have her deported, she persevered, and by the 1950s her jewelry was a favorite in United States, particularly in California among the Hollywood elite. She was noted for her use of beautifully shaded enamels and bold, naturalistic designs. After two decades of fantastic success (and a brief fourth marriage to Alberto Cuevas), a series of unfortunate setbacks forced her to close her shop in 1974. She died in Taxco on July 26, 1985.

Lot: 215 - Unusual Sandra Enterline Geometric Bracelet

Unusual Sandra Enterline Geometric Bracelet contemporary, San Francisco, sterling silver-gilt, the chunky bracelet with alternating hemispheres and cubes joined by articulated vertical plate links, with lightly brushed finish, signed "Sandra Enterline". l. 8", w. 1", total weight 154.7 grams

Lot: 216 - Men's Gold and Sterling Silver Elephant Hair Bracelet

Men's Gold and Sterling Silver Elephant Hair Bracelet 14k yellow gold/sterling silver, the bracelet composed of "strands" of silver and movable gold "knots", the "knots" sliding to make the bracelet bigger or smaller. smallest inside circumference 8", total weight 59.7 grams

Lot: 217 - Blue Enamel and Diamond Cufflinks

Blue Enamel and Diamond Cufflinks mid-20th century, 18k yellow gold, each large circular face decorated with radiant dark blue guilloche enamel, with a small white gold segment pave-set with single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.36 carats in total. dia. 15/16", l. 1", total weight 19.1 grams

Lot: 218 - Bulgari Gold Vermeil Fountain Pen

Bulgari Gold Vermeil Fountain Pen with an 18k gold nib, the pen marked "BVLGARI 18k 750 M", together with the original box.

Lot: 219 - 1927 Indian Head $2.50 Gold Coin Cufflinks

1927 Indian Head $2.50 Gold Coin Cufflinks the coins with a 14k gold chain-and-bar back. dia. 11/16", total weight 12.6 grams

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