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Thursday, 14 April 2011

An Important Natural Pearl



This is my view the main highlight of the next Christie's auction in Dubai, a natural pearl weighting 59.92 carats (or 237.9 grains) that comes at an estimate of $180,000 to $250,000. The pearl is set as a pendant and it was featured in a recent exhibition.


Literature
C.f H. Bari and D.Lam, 'Pearls', published for the exhibition 'Pearls' at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, 2009, p. 237 for an illustration of this pearl.