Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 38

115. VERY FINE 15mm x 16.8mm SOUTH SEA TAHITIAN PEARL NECKLACE, 18kt white gold and diamond clasp set with 288 diamonds totaling 2.80cts, color VS-GH. Length 18 in. 116. JOZEF HENRI FRANCOIS VAN LERIUS (BELGIAN 1823-1876) “ESMÉRALDA AND DJALI”, oil on oak cradled mahogany panel, 1868, signed recto upper right “J. Van Lerius”, inscribed, signed, located and dated verso “Je sousigné de clare avoir peint ce tableau. J. Van Lerius, Anvers [Antwerp], 1868”, in original mahogany frame with gilded insert. 32 in. x 64 in. Overall 39 ½ in. x 72 in. Note: Esméralda is a fictional character in Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Her clever pet goat Djali is a constant companion. 35