04 mai 2015

A 19th century and later gem-set and enamel salamander brooch

A 19th century and later gem-set and enamel salamander brooch. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,500 - 8,300). Photo Bonhams. Modelled as a green enamel salamander with cushion-shaped rubies along the back and collar, cabochon ruby eyes and a rose-cut diamond highlight to the head, the belly of striped golden and white enamel, suspended from a double-chain terminating in a white enamel plaque with an oval cabochon emerald at the centre and suspending two pearls, the whole suspended from a similar later plaque set with... [Lire la suite]