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Lot 398Antique Silver-Topped Gold, Colored Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Emerald and Abalone Shell Butterfly Pin
Silver-blue baroque pearl ap. 14.0 x 9.2 mm., dark Tahitian gray-blue pearl ap. 6.3 mm., 117 old European & rose-cut diamonds ap. 1.35 cts., 14 round emeralds, 2 round ruby eyes, late 19th century, ap. 9 dwts. The pearls have not been tested for origin.

Sold for $2,000
Estimate $800-1,200

In good condition, normal wear for age. With some light wear and surface scratches to metal.

Baroque pearl: silver-blue color with rose, purple, golden overtones, moderately blemished, moderate-strong luster
Pearl not tested for origin or origin of color

Round pearl: dark grey-purple-blue color, rose and golden overtones with rainbow sheen, moderately blemished, strong luster
Pearl not tested for origin or origin of color

Diamonds: G-H/SI majority, some I

Emeralds: green color, medium tone, strong saturation, included with some surface reaching inclusions

Abalone Shell with colors of green, blue, yellow, pink and shades in between, rainbow sheen, with some light chipping and wear

Measuring ap. 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 inches

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.