Extraordinary emerald ring headlines Chiswick Auctions sale
The contemporary cut-cornered step-cut emerald has a millegrain-set brilliant-cut diamond surround.
The ring, with a pre-sale estimate of 20,000-30,000 pounds, is accompanied by a report from Gübelin stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement.
Another standout piece at the auction, is a portrait miniature of a young girl, by Anthony Stewart, circa 1830, in a half-pearl and diamond mount, by Mrs Newman, a celebrated goldsmith, circa 1900, with a pre-sale estimate of 1,500-2,000 pounds.
The reverse, engraved “Anne Carnegie, Born 1815 Died 1833,” is set within a graduated surround of half-pearls and old brilliant-cut diamonds in tulip-shaped mounts.
Another unusual lot is a silk evening bag, by Cartier, circa 1940. The rectangular silk brocade bag, with buff silk interior and change purse, has a circular carnelian clasp carved to depict a lotus flower, accented by collet-set rose-cut diamonds and black enamel claws.
The Cartier evening bag has a pre-sale estimate of 300-500 pounds.
A nephrite, cornelian and citrine “Chessman” brooch, signed Seaman Schepps, designed as a carved nephrite figure on horseback, is expected to fetch between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds.
The auction will take place at Chiswick Auctions’ salesroom at 1 Colville Road, London W3 8BL, at 11 am on Tuesday 21 November, 2017.
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