Pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1860Photo Sotheby's

Of tied bow design, set with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending a detachable pearl pendant, the cupola mount set with rose-cut stones, signed G. Confalonieri Milano. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 CHF. Lot 262. Sold 31,250 CHF

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53493 stating that the pearl is natural.

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