At Sotheby’s IMPORTANT JEWELS auction held in New York a decade ago, on 17 October 2007, there were two fine aquamarine pieces offered and sold. First, a lozenge-shaped brooch and then an emerald-cut pendant, both c.1910.
Lot 41 – Aquamarine and diamond brooch, Marcus & Co., circa 1910
A lozenge-shaped aquamarine of approximately 35.00 carats, is set within an openwork frame of foliate scroll design set with 144 old European-cut and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.00 carat. The gems are mounted in platinum and gold, the piece signed Marcus & Co.
Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)
Lot 42 – Aquamarine and diamond pendant, circa 1910
The emerald-cut aquamarine of approximately 60.00 carats, is attached by a surmount set with 11 rose-cut and 4 old European-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum.
Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)
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