Lot 557

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Impressive Antique Pearl and Diamond Bracelet
fourth quarter 19th century, 14k yellow gold, set with a large old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 5.20 carats, approximate color M-N and clarity SI2, set in diamond-tipped prongs, and a large pearl, set side-by-side and separated by a single small diamond, with an approximate total weight of 1.15 carats, in textured rope-coil mounts to a "lover's knot" textured link band. l. 6-1/4", total weight 73.7 grams

Provenance: (By repute) Tzar Alexander II (1813-1881), presented as a wedding present to
Princess Alexandra Friederike Henriette von Saze-Altenburg (1848), to her son
Grand Duke Constantine Contantinovitch (1858-1911), to his daugher
Princess Tatiana Constantinova Romanoff (1890-1979), sold 1945 to a
Private Collector, consigned late 1980s to
Sotheby's Geneva, purchased by
Fred Leighton, sold early 1990s to
Jane de Moret Foster

Notes: By repute, the bracelet was owned by Tzar Alexander II (1813-1881), presented as a wedding present to Princess Alexandra Friederike Henriette von Saze-Altenburg (1848), inhereted by her son, Grand Duke Constantine Contantinovitch (1858-1911), inherited by his daugher, Princess Tatiana Constantinova Romanoff (1890-1979), purchased from her by a private collector in 1945 and then consigned to Sotheby's Geneva, purchased at Sotheyby's by Fred Leighton (late 1980's), then sold to Jane de Moret Foster in the early 1990's.

    Provenance:
  • (By repute) Tzar Alexander II (1813-1881), presented as a wedding present to
    Princess Alexandra Friederike Henriette von Saze-Altenburg (1848), to her son
    Grand Duke Constantine Contantinovitch (1858-1911), to his daugher
    Princess Tatiana Constantinova Romanoff (1890-1979), sold 1945 to a
    Private Collector, consigned late 1980s to
    Sotheby's Geneva, purchased by
    Fred Leighton, sold early 1990s to
    Jane de Moret Foster
  • Notes:
  • By repute, the bracelet was owned by Tzar Alexander II (1813-1881), presented as a wedding present to Princess Alexandra Friederike Henriette von Saze-Altenburg (1848), inhereted by her son, Grand Duke Constantine Contantinovitch (1858-1911), inherited by his daugher, Princess Tatiana Constantinova Romanoff (1890-1979), purchased from her by a private collector in 1945 and then consigned to Sotheby's Geneva, purchased at Sotheyby's by Fred Leighton (late 1980's), then sold to Jane de Moret Foster in the early 1990's.

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December 12, 2021 10:00 AM CST
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$50 $99 $10
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$2,000 $4,999 $200
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$10,000 $14,999 $500
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