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Antique Islamic Intaglio and Gem-set Pendant Necklace, JAR, Paris

Auction:
2471
Lot:
422
Sold for:
$24,885$21,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2471
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 15, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

Antique Islamic Intaglio and Gem-set Pendant Necklace, JAR, Paris, the necklace composed of chalcedony and pale sapphire beads weighing 125.88 cts., and Oriental pearls weighing 25.86 cts., suspending an antique chalcedony Islamic intaglio, framed by sapphires weighing 5.15 cts. and diamond melee, mounted in silver and gold, signed JAR PARIS.

Note: Purchased by the consignor from JAR at his salon in Place Vendome, Paris in September of 2005. A copy of the original bill of sale accompanies this lot.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

Jar Necklace
Chalcedony beads: 199.25 cts., Sapphire Beads: 125.88 cts., Pearls: 25.86 cts., Sapphire melee, 5.15 cts., Diamonds: 0.39 cts.
pendant inscription is untranslated, indeterminate age, possibly 19th century in the style of the antiquity, may be an incantation against evil
with copy of the Paris invoice from 2005 specifying weights

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Paris, Bead, Beadwork, Chalcedony, Gemstones, Necklace, Pearl

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