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June 9, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Fine Antique Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Howard & Co.

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Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2826BLocation: BostonDate / Time: June 09, 2015 10:00AM


Fine Antique Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Howard & Co., prong-set with a cushion-cut sapphire measuring approx. 9.82 x 9.10 x 6.60 mm, and weighing 5.43 cts., framed by ten old European-cut diamonds, approx. total diamond wt. 2.50 cts., signed.

Note: Accompanied by AGL document no. CS 66542, dated March 19, 2015, stating that the sapphire is Kashmir, no gemological evidence of heat, and a Gubelin report.

Howard & Co. was a New York jeweler active from 1866-1922. See Jewelry in America, by Martha Gandy Fales, p. 423.

Provenance: Descendants of the Lanier family of Indiana and New York.
Estimate $100,000-150,000

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Howard & Co., Kashmir, jeweler, Martha Gandy Fales, Indiana