Fine Pair of spinel and diamond pendent ear clips, end of 18th century. Photo Sotheby's

Each of girandole design, set with pear-shaped and oval spinels in cut down collets, embellished with circular-, single-, French-, rose-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, the surmount can be worn on its own and the two side pendants are removable. Estimate 22,000 — 30,000 CHF. Lot 260. Sold 116,500 CHF

Provenance: Duke Wilhelm II von Urach (1864-1928) and his wife Amélie (1865-1912), born Duchess in Bayern.
Duke Wihelm II von Urach (1864-1928) and his second wife Wiltrud (1884-1975), born Princess of Bavaria.
Prince Alfred von und zu Liechtenstein (1842-1907) and his wife Henriette (1843-1931), born Princess von und zu Liechtenstein.
Prince Karl von und zu Liechtenstein (1878-1955) and his wife Elisabeth (1894-1962), born Princess von Urach and Countess Wurtemberg.
Prince Wilhelm von und zu Liechtenstein (1922- 2006) and his wife Emma (1926-1984), born von Guthmannstahl-Benvenuti.
Thence by descent.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and Style, Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. Geneva, 12 May 2009