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A gem-set pendant/brooch of Egyptian inspiration

the lotus flower surmount millegrain-set with buff top calibré-cut rubies and emeralds, old brilliant-cut diamonds and polished onyx, suspending a similiarly set hexagonal plaque depicting the figure of an ancient Egyptian in onyx, emerald and ruby, within a diamond surround, connected by a double chain of baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, diamonds approximately 4.50 carats total, brooch length 12.3cm. Estimate: HK$140,000 - 180,000, $18,000 - 23,000 - Unsold

Bonhams. Fine Jewellery and Jadeite and Modern Wristwatches, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com