Jewellery, Watches & Silver

Oxford - 23rd March 2022. Starts 11AM

Lot 185

An emerald fringe necklace and ear pendants suite by David Thomas, the necklace designed as a fringe of graduated pear-shaped pendant drops of abstract openwork design, each centred to the front with a pear-shaped cabochon emerald in collet setting, suspended from a series of tapered and articulated abstract openwork panels, 18ct gold mounted, the ear pendants of conforming design, 18ct gold mounted, with later replaced clip fittings stamped '14K', the suite signed D.A.T and hallmarked for London 1973, accompanied by maker's cases, necklace length approximately 48cm, ear pendants length 4.6cm (2)

Condition report:

Light surface wear, scuffs and nicks throughout the necklace and ear pendants, commensurate for occasional use. Some thinning to the edges of the settings. Some surface imperfections to the mounts, which are presumed to be part of the manufacture and abstract design. Hallmarks are clearly struck. The clip fittings to the ear pendants are not original and have been later replaced, both are currently functioning. The necklace clasp is also functioning. The necklace tapers in width from approx. 3.85cm at the front to 1.25cm at the back. The ear pendants measure approx. 2.3cm width at the widest point. Approximate gross weights: necklace 144gm, earrings 18gm.

Emeralds have variable mid-green hues, some with whiteish cloudy areas giving a sub-translucent to opaque appearance. Many of the emeralds have surface-reaching fractures and all stones have typical fractures, fissures and minerals giving a heavily included appearance. Some stones have chips and pitting to the surface which may be original to the piece. Emeralds graduate from approximately 9.1mm length x 5.9mm width x 3.6mm depth to 6.5mm length x 4.7mm width x 2.8mm depth. Emeralds are untested for origin and use of treatments.

Light wear to maker's boxes.

£5000 - £7000

£5,800

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