Description & Technical information

Hung with five graduated drop pearls, partly baroque in shape, below an openwork scroll cartouche of symmetrically entwined ribbon design, set throughout with old-cut diamonds, a principal bouton pearl to the middle within a diamond border, the fringe of drop pearls each with a diamond foliate surmount, detachable pin, unsigned, in fitted case for the Royal & Imperial Court and Chamber Jewellers, accompanied by Gem & Pearl Lab (Stephen Kennedy) report no. 18281 for the pearls giving a natural saltwater origin opinion.
Length 8.5cm / 3 3/8''
Weight: 42g

Date:  1890
Period:  19th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Diamond, Austrian pearl
Provenance: House of Habsburg: Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868-1924) and heirs

Literature: Design Sketch illustrated in:

'KOchert Jewellery Designs 1810-1940' by Dr Irmgard v. Hauser KOchert , published by S.P.E.S (Studio Pre Edizioni Scelte), Florence 1990, p.341

On p.238: Very similar brooch design for sapphires with matching necklace noted as 'Parure for Archduchess Marie Valerie 1890

Categories: Jewellery