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Lot 179: GOLD AND HARDSTONE BLACKAMOOR CAMEO HABILLÉ NECKLACE, CIRCA 1860
December 8, 2005
New York, NY, USA
GOLD AND HARDSTONE BLACKAMOOR CAMEO HABILLÉ NECKLACE, CIRCA 1860
The gold chain necklace decorated centrally and at the clasp with 5 hardstone cameos of blackamoors in profile, their jewels and hair ornaments embellished with rose-cut diamonds, the frames set with cushion-shaped rubies, the central pendant cameo with glazed locket compartment on reverse, length 14 inches, several diamonds deficient.