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Lot 568. Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings, circa 1900. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 CHF. Lot sold 386,500 CHF.Photo Sotheby's 2012

Each circular-cut diamond suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 11.85 x 12.30 x 15.30mm and 12.00 x 12.10 x 16.80mm respectively, capped with a foliate surmount millegrain-set with a circular-cut and rose diamonds, screw back fittings.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 62923, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.

Jewels from the collection of Princess Frances Alice Poniatowska (1901-1989), née Willing Lawrance.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels Geneva | 14 Nov 2012