Man’s embroidered silk vest, 1853. This beautifully embroidered fabric was executed in Canton, China and purchased there in 1851 by Louis Manigault (1828-1899) while he was traveling around the world. It was made in to a ball and dinner vest in Charleston. The lining fabric bears the Manigault name in Chinese characters. Charleston Museum.
AN ELEGANT PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY BULGARI The front section composed of five strands of pearls to the four-strand shoulders and three-strand backchain, the pearls measuring approximately from 5.35 to 10.00 mm., with circular and baguette-cut diamond undulating intersections, mounted in platinum, 38.5 cm., with French assay marks Signed Bulgari With certificate 35328 dated 22/3/2000 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 208 pearls are natural