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A mid 19th century diamond brooch and earrings

The brooch formed as a quatrefoil of scrolling heart shapes, set to the centre with an old pear-cut diamond surrounded by open scroll-work set with old cushion-cut and old round brilliant-cut diamonds with an old pear-cut diamond to the centre of each heart-shape, the earrings each set with an old round brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by a row of ten old round brilliant-cut diamonds and surmounted by a single old round brilliant-cut diamond, to later screw fittings, brooch width 45mm, earring length 16mm, to a case retailed by Harman & Co, London. Sold for £3,720

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Bonhams. and Silver, 17 Sep 2008. Edinburgh. www.bonhams.com