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.

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.