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Sunday, 4 December 2011

NARDI: a rare moretto set with opals


For Nardi moretto's collectors this one is a truly rare find. The head is made of carved ebonite with the turban set with three garnets ending with a start set ruby. The bodice has a strong geometrical design, very elaborate and set with circular cut rubies; however the rarest feature of the piece are the cabochon black opals alternated with cultured pearls. It will be auctioned in NY by Phillips de Pury on December 6th.