Lot 606. A Fine Belle Époque Ruby and Diamond Pendant, Circa 1910. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 500,000 (€ 22,000 - 55,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018
Note: The Belle Epoque period of Western history dates from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914, running through the Third Republic of France.
Characterised by the peace, growth, prosperity and optimism associated with post-war periods, these were incubator years for innovation and new directions. A period of tremendous wealth, it is synonymous in jewellery with the use of platinum and garland style, nature-inspired designs and motifs and curvilinear forms.
Bonhams. RARE JEWELS & JADEITE, 27 May 2018, 14:00 HKT, HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY