06-14-2011 06-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2550B Boston
June 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Antique Gold, Enamel, and Diamond Cross Pendant/Brooch

$1,422$1,200
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2550B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Antique Gold, Enamel, and Diamond Cross Pendant/Brooch, set with three old European-cut diamonds and imitation pearls, black tracery enamel accents, lg. 2 1/4 in., together with a cased daguerreotype of a lady wearing the cross, and another of her husband in military dress.
Estimate $800-1,200

Pearls and heads holding pearls are an early 20th century alteration. Evidence of original buttercup mount. Replaced pinstem, also early 20th century. Re-enameled. Slight bend to base. 12.8 dwt. Images, especially of the soldier, are faded, damage to cases.