27 novembre 2017

A mid 19th century enamel and diamond bangle

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Lot 71. A mid 19th century enamel and rose-cut diamond-set cyrillic 'N' for Tsar Nicholas I,  bangle. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,560 - USD 39,840)© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The octagonal plaque with applied rose-cut diamond-set cyrillic 'N' for Tsar Nicholas I (reigned 1825-1855) beneath a similarly-set coronet on a cobalt blue enamel ground to a two-tiered rose and old-cut diamond cluster border and further elaborately chased hinged bangle half decorated with blue guilloché enamel, plaque circa 1840, bangle circa 1860, internal diameter 5.1cm, mounted in silver and gold.

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Tsar Nicholas I from a portrait miniature by Iwan Winberg

Christie's. Important Jewels, 29 November 2017, London

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