Lot 316: A LARGE QAJAR GOLD, ENAMELLED AND JEWELLED BROOCH, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of flowerhead form, the central raised diamond encircled by rubies, each petal with an enamelled alternating blue or pink ground surmounted by a rock crystal stone, the reverse decorated in polychrome enamels on a gold ground with floral bouquets, set with a pin for attaching and hook and clip for hanging
In overall fairly good condition, the foiling to reverse of rock crystal oxidised, resulting in some visible discoloration, very minor scratches and chips in rubies, few missing rubies on small foliate cups around flowerhead, enamel to reverse in good overall condition, later setting with pin, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Dimensions: 5.7cm. diam.