Silver-Topped-Gold, Ruby, Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Circa 1870 - Photo Sotheby's

Designed as intertwining flowers, the two flowerheads centered by old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.75 carats, one flowerhead suspending a pear-shaped diamond drop weighing approximately 2.25 carats, the flower petals set with numerous cushion-cut and oval-shaped rubies, accented throughout by numerous old mine, old European and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.60 carats, the stems set with three tumbled ruby cabochons and the leaves applied with green enamel, gross weight approximately 47 dwts. With fitted box. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD - LOT SOLD. 80,500 USD

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman. New York | 05 Dec 2012 www.sothebys.com