Lot 77: Belle Epoque Tricolor Gold, Silver, Enamel and Cabochon Sapphire Mesh Purse, France
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Belle Epoque Tricolor Gold, Silver, Enamel and Cabochon Sapphire Mesh Purse, France
Composed of green, rose and white gold mesh in a diamond-shaped pattern, the frame centering 4 oval cabochon sapphires, spaced by green enamel Xs, edged by rose-cut diamonds set in silver, flanked by two half-moon shaped panels centering oval panels depicting two white cherubs playing musical instruments against purple enamel, framed by detailed gold wreaths, within green enamel in a leaf pattern and blue enamel, topped by an oval cabochon sapphire thumbpiece, with French assay marks, no. 1589, circa 1890, with carrying chain, approximately 86.2 dwts. 4 x 3 1/8 inches.
Cabochon sapphires: medium deep blue, translucent, good polish.
Minor discoloration inside of frame. Engraving on reverse side of frame.
Good condition. Well-made.
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