Lot 1800

A 19TH CENTURY DIAMOND-SET CROSS PENDANT

Set overall with graduated old-mine cut cushion-shaped diamonds in silver closed-back settings, fitted with a suspension loop, gross weight 6.9g, drop length 4.2cm, width 2.9cm, in an associated West & Son case

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
Hammer price: £5,500
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Condition report: Diamonds are in good condition and mostly loupe clean, 2 claws missing, tarnishing to the silver

The centre diamonds weighs an estimated 0.87ct based on very approx. measurements of 6mm x 5.7mm x 3mm (depth restricted due to setting) using a Presidium gem computer gauge

Estimated total diamond weight - 4.00cts

Right diamond has surface reaching inclusions, also to central diamond, left diamond has small surface reaching inclusion. The top diamond seems rather better, lower is pretty good.  All stones pretty white. The original diamond set suspension loop is lacking.

Provenance: 

Countess Dysart of Ham House. Constance Emily Lindsay Scott was the granddaughter of Lionel William John Tollemarche,  8th Earl Dysart of Ham House (1794-1869)  she married William Burdon-Muller, thereby descent to the current vendors.

Shakenhurst Hall, Cleobury Mortimer. For further information please refer to the Bellmans website article: https://www.bellmans.co.uk/story/bellmans-2 

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