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Natural pearl and seed pearl parure, 1830s

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 GBP

Property of a Lady

Natural pearl and seed pearl parure, 1830s

Natural pearl and seed pearl parure, 1830s

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

21,420

GBP

Property of a Lady

Natural pearl and seed pearl parure

1830s


Comprising: a necklace of scrolling floral design with a central bow issuing tassel decoration, set with natural pearls and seed pearls, length approximately 384mm, later clasp, a similarly-set brooch of swag and tassel design, and a pair of similarly-set pendent earrings, each with floral motifs, hook fittings.


Accompanied by a gemmological report.

Accompanied by GCS report no.5775-1071, stating that part of the pearls measuring from 3.5 - 6.3mm were found to be natural, saltwater and two of these pearls as beaded saltwater cultured pearls.


Unsigned. Natural pearls and seed pearls are well matched, medium to good lustre, creamy white body colour with varying degrees of greenish blue and rose overtones. Glue visible to the reverse of necklace to the mother-of-pearl backs. Necklace with later unassociated clasp. Solder visible to brooch fitting. Gross weight approximately 88.6g. Accompanied by an unsigned case.


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