nlja851-Rare Mediterranean salmon coral carving with an oval opal cabochon on the reverse, 14k rose gold metal work and a triple strand of coral beads
nlja851-Rare Mediterranean salmon coral carving with an oval opal cabo
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This rare and spectacular necklace is accompanied with a certified insurance replacement value appraisal containing the following information: A highly unusual Mediterranean salmon coral carving with an oval opal cabochon on the reverse side. Fashioned into a hanging pendant with hand fabricated 14k rose gold metal work. This carving is a very unusual subject matter and extensive research finds no comparables. It depicts flolral, graduated beadwork and a stong frontal facial depiction of a Chinese warrior reminiscent of the Terracotta Armies of Qin Shi Huang (210-209 BC). The head has excellent facial proportions and intricate detail of all features in both frontal and side views,. The reverse side is set with an oval flat cabochon exhibiting an evenly distributed play of color with rolling flashes and no discernible dead spots. The pendant is hanging from a triple strand of over 550 round to semi round salmon coral beads graduating from 2.0 to 6.0 mm. measuring approximately 20 inches in length. The necklace is accented with three rose gold spacers and is closed with a rose gold hook clasp. The beads are terminated with two coral barrels and beads which lead into the two-part clasp. The primary colors of precious coral are red (ox blood), pinkish orange (salmon), pink (angel skin), white and everything in between. This necklace and pendant are true SALMON. It is a solid color with no white veins and the color is very uniform. CIRCA: 1950-1960 Approximate insurance replacement value: $6450-$6850. Included with the appraisal are color stone analyses of the coral carving and opal cabochon.