Lot 307. An antique ruby, diamond and pearl pendant, early to mid 18th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
Carved rubies set as a poppy flower, pear and cushion-shaped rose-cut diamonds, pearl drop, foil, gold and silver, 2 ins., early to mid 18th century.
Exhibited: The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, pp. 186-87, no. 124
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 211, no. 128.
Note: Although this pendant resembles traditional Indian jewelry pendants, the setting of the diamonds appears to have been influenced by a European jeweler or the result of Western gem-setting techniques.