_DEC08

Gold and Diamond Brooch/pendant, circa 1900

Of open work design depicting a chimera holding in its mouth a circular-cut diamond, French assay marks and numbered, pendant fitting maybe to suspend a drop, accompanied by a glazed display case. Estimate 3,000—4,000 GBP. Lot Sold. 3,250 GBP

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Sotheby's Catalogue, Magnificent Jewels, 21st February 2003, St Moritz, Lot 246, when this jewel was previously sold.

Sotheby's. Important Jewels. 17 Dec 08. London. photos courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com