A Demi parure comprising a necklace and a pair of earrings set with rubies and old-cut diamonds

total weight of rubies ca 18 cts, total weight of diamonds ca 13 cts, 14K gold and silver. Length necklace 41 cm, height earrings 3 cm, total weight 38 g. Accompanied by a fitted case from L Larson & Co.

Wear consistent with age and use, several rubies with scratches and a few with minor nicks and abrasions.

Droit de suite: No

300 000 - 350 000 SEK

28 874 - 33 686 EUR

Hammer price: 
250 000 SEK

Known as the 'Dickson ruby necklace'. Prince Eugene Rizo-Rangabe had it made in for his granddaughter's wedding in 1835, his grand-daughter being Marika von Rosen, marrying Oskar Dickson. Inherited by their son, Osborn Dickson, who gave it to his wife Inga, born Damkier. Due to the Kreuger crash in the 1930's, Inga's sister Ellen, married to Walter Dickson, bought it from her. Their daughter Sonja, who inherited the necklace, is the grandmother of the present owners, being the 6th generation owners.
Altered in the latter half of the 19th century, the Royal Court jeweller L. Larsson in Gothenburg used two links of the necklace in order to make a pair of earrings. The fitted case containing the set is marked with his name.

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Cecilia Andrén
Cecilia Andrén
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