Bijoux Lapis lazuli
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A LARGE CARVED LAPIS LAZULI GOURD-FORM JAR AND COVER - The jar is naturalistically carved in the shape of a large gourd surrounded by smaller gourds borne on leafy vines. Two long-tailed birds are depicted standing on rocks beside the large gourd, while a third is perched at the top. The cover is similarly decorated with small gourds. The stone is of an attractive, vivid blue tone with paler gray areas. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high
A lapis lazuli, pearl and diamond fringe necklace, circa 1860 The snake-link chain suspending to the front three lapis lazuli and rose-cut diamond urns, each suspended from pearl and rose-cut diamond star motifs and polished snake head surmounts, spaced by snake-link swags, pearls remain untested, length 40.0cm., fitted case by London & Ryder, 17, New Bond St.