A late 19th century natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1890. Estimate HK$ 130,000 - 180,000 (€15,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams.
Of stylised floral motif, centrally set with a button-shaped cultured pearl measuring 11.5mm, surrounded by old brilliant-cut diamonds, to openwork scrolls of similarly cut diamonds, suspending a detachable natural pearl drop, measuring 11.6 x 9.6mm, diamonds approximately 9.50 carats total, length 6.0cm
Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the button-shaped pearl is cultured and the drop-shaped pearl is natural, both of saltwater origin. Report number 2165022825, dated 09 April 2014.
Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE, 3 Jun 2015 14:00 HKT - HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY