Sale 20JL05 | Lot 111

Antique Silver, Gold, Natural Pearl and Diamond Comb-Tiara

Catalogue: Important Jewelry
Antique Silver, Gold, Natural Pearl and Diamond Comb-Tiara

Lot Details

Lot 111
Antique Silver, Gold, Natural Pearl and Diamond Comb-Tiara
The arched tortoise shell comb hinged to knife-edge bar links set with 16 small old-mine cut diamonds, spaced by 3 old European and old-mine cut diamonds ap. 1.10 cts., topped by a stylized leaf motif centering 3 drop-shaped pearls ap. 20.0 x 11.90 mm. to 23.50 x 13.50 x 11.84 mm., and 2 old-mine cut pear-shaped diamonds ap. 2.80 cts. and 3.30 cts., highlighted by one cushion old-mine cut diamond ap. 8.22 cts. and one old-mine cut diamond ap. 7.30 cts., set with old-mine cut and rose-cut diamond-set leaves and petals ap. 7.00 cts., 2 old-mine cut diamonds have been removed.

With GIA report no. 6214258894 stating the three pearls are natural, saltwater, no indications of treatment.

The four largest diamonds have been weighed.

Provenance: Melissa Clementine Johnston Wilson



C Property from the Wilson Family Collection

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Sold for $423,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Pearls: white to slightly creamy, whitish spots beneath nacre, some spots with darker spotting, slightly visible, minor hairline crack at back of center, slightly visible, medium to good luster, light surface scratches very slightly visible.

8.22 cts. cushion-shaped old-mine cut diamond: J-K-SI1, several small chips on girdle, medium chip on girdle by prong, ap. 12.84 x 12.04 x 7.72 mm.

7.30 cts. old-mine cut diamond: J-K-SI1, several small chips on girdle, ap. 12.86 x 12.66 x 7.14 mm.

Ap. 2.87 cts. pear-shaped diamond (left): I-J-I2, ap. 8.74 x 10.61 x 4.79 mm.

Ap. 3.30 cts. pear-shaped diamond (right): J-K-I2, ap. 11.01 x 8.65 x 5.22 mm.

Diamonds: H-I-few J-VS-SI.

Tiara 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Comb 4 x 2 1/2 inches.


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Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Sold for $423,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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