Sale 13JL02 | Lot 257

Antique Gold, Cabochon Sapphire and Diamond Mesh Purse with Carrying Chain, Black, Starr & Frost, and Chain Purse

Catalogue: Important Jewelry
Antique Gold, Cabochon Sapphire and Diamond Mesh Purse with Carrying Chain, Black, Starr and Frost, and Chain Purse

Lot Details

Lot 257
Antique Gold, Cabochon Sapphire and Diamond Mesh Purse with Carrying Chain, Black, Starr & Frost, and Chain Purse
14 kt., the mesh purse tipped with five flexibly-set gold balls, the frame embellished with 5 oval cabochon sapphires approximately 7.00 cts., spaced by 4 old-mine cut diamonds approximately .75 ct., with oval cabochon sapphire thumbpiece and long oval link carrying chain, signed Black, Starr & Frost, the change purse of similar motif, with gold frame and thumbpiece, change purse unsigned, circa 1900, approximately 107 dwts. 5 x 4 1/2 inches.


C Descendants of Marian Haven Wickes

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $6,875 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Sapphires: deep rich blue, color banding visible with loupe, one stone has hairline crack on reverse, not visible from top, translucent, good polish.

Diamonds: G-H-VS-SI.

Good condition. 5 x 4 1/2". Length of chain 19". Change purse has minor tarnish under frame. 2 13/16 x 2 3/16". Length of chain 7".


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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $6,875 (includes buyer's premium)

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Important Jewelry

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