Tiara of oak-leaves and acorns, c 1855. Silver and gold, open-back, set with diamonds and convertible to a brooch or combs. Case labelled Hunt & Roskell, New Bond Street holds 2 tortoise-shell combs and gold frames for the tiara and brooch. The jewelled elements are interchangeable between the combs, the brooch-frame and tiara. Case is stamped with a Viscount's coronet and the initials 'MP' – ? Mary Selina Charlotte Portman, daughter of Viscount Milton married 2nd Viscount Portman June, 1855.
Diamond hair ornament, Cartier, circa 1930. Designed as two posies of leaves, ribbons and detachable flowerheads with en tremblant stamens and collet-set buds, worn at each temple and connected by a crescentic course of stones surmounted by a panache motif of flowers, ribbons and scrolls, set throughout with old mine, old European-cut, rose-cut and baguette diamonds weighing a total of approximately 175.00 carats, signed Cartier, London
DIAMOND NECKLACE, 1930S. Designed as seven graduated palmettes, each centring on a pear-shaped diamond in a cut-down collet, highlighted with circular-, single and rose-cut diamonds, to a back chain millegrain-set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, composed of elongated octagonal links alternating with three collet-set diamonds, 1920s, fitted case signed Rath, Munchen.
An amethyst, ruby & diamond clip brooch, by Ernst Paltscho, circa 1950 Designed as a spray of amethyst crystals with vari-cut diamond highlights, surmounted by a cluster of cabochon rubies and single-cut diamonds, rubbed maker's mark, Austrian marks, fitted maker's case.
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