Friday, July 23, 2010

Pearls

Chanel, L'Air necklace

Chanel, Cristaux Perles necklace

Chanel, Perles et Ruban necklace

Mikimoto, Aurora necklace
Mikimoto, Aurora earrings
Mikimoto, Aurora bracelet
Chanel, Elements Celestes 04 necklace

Chanel, Elements Celestes 01 necklace

Man Ray, GabrielleChanel, 1935

Merhcants touch fingers beneath a piece of cloth to keep the price a secret

Chaumet tiara, 1897, belonging to Louise d'Andigne, wife of Marquis de Kerouatz

Paul-Gabriel Lienard tiara, 1905

Chinese 19th century gilded bronze headpiece

Set consisting of Caribbean pink pearls and spinels, P. Lancon Collection, Geneva


Italian 16th century pendant showing Adoration of the Magi

40 carat baroque pearl pendant
17th century Mughal pearl and ruby turban ornament

La Peregrina, given in 1969 to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton

12-13th century Russian icon, Our Lady of Smolensk

Art deco queen conch brooch belonging to Queen Mary, consort of King George V

Pearls / Hubert Bari, David Lam.