THE ESTATE OF CHRISTIAN, LADY HESKETH. Ruby and diamond necklace, Mid 19th Century. Designed as a series of graduated oval clusters, each set to the centre with an oval ruby within a cut-down collet surrounded by a border of similarly-set old-mine diamonds, length approximately 390mm, cased.
Queen Caroline (Bonaparte) of Naple's bandeau, bought by the Duke of Bedford in 9 nicolo (onyx of blue & black layers) intaglios depicting mythological heroes and divinities with pearl clusters in between, set in gold.
A late century gold, half-pearl and diamond pendant/brooch necklace and a pair of cultured pearl, half-pearl and diamond pendent earrings The half-pearl and old brilliant-cut diamond floral fringe necklace, suspending a similarly-set star pendant of
Cameo Diadem of Empress Josephine. The cameos are made from coral, each piece of which has color variations. It is set in gold with lapis-lazuli inlay. Given that Josephine was Empress from 1804 – when she agreed to a divorce.