THE PORTLAND ANTIQUE SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND NATURAL PEARL TIARA. Designed as a series of twelve graduated cushion-shaped sapphire and old-cut diamond clusters to the openwork frame of diamond-set swag and husk motifs, embellished with bouton-shaped pearls and diamond line borders to the pear-shaped pearl finials and sapphire collet accents, mounted in silver and gold, Price Realized $1,188,239 Estimate $388,750 - $466,500
Georgian Gentlemen’s Buttons Many of these were made in France. They are made from many materials such as glass, enamel, silver, steel, copper, painting on parchment, precious and semi precious stones. The ‘Habitat’ buttons contain seaweed, feathers or even a dead grasshopper shown on this paper.