11 juin 2019

An antique emerald bead and pearl necklace

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Lot 224. An antique Colombian emerald bead and pearl necklace, 19th century. Estimate USD 600,000 - USD 800,000Price realised USD 855,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019

Round to oval carved and polished emerald beads of 15.65-13.40 x 13.10 to 9.55 x 9.15 x 7.15 mm, pearls, shortest length 17 ins. (adjustable), 19th century, restrung at a later date.

AGL, 2019, report no. 1100325: Excess of 50% tested at random, Colombia, minor to moderate clarity enhancement, traditional type

ExhibitedVictoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p. 50, no. 12
The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 35, no. 12
Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 51, no. 32
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 74, no. 33
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 87, no. 34
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco 2018, p. 54-55, no. 8.

Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019

 

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