Yellow Gold and Coral Diadem, 1845 | 黃金 配 珊瑚 皇冠, 1845年
Yellow Gold and Coral Diadem
黃金 配 珊瑚 皇冠, 1845年
Set with five coral cameos each set in panels decorated with acanthus leaf motifs, mounted in 14 karat yellow gold, can be worn as a bracelet, length approximately 190mm, to a detachable gold chain, length approximately 310mm.
Stamped 585 for 14 karat yellow gold. Coral cameos are on average medium reddish orange of strong saturation, with moderate mottling throughout, some natural pitting as well as few chips around the edges, not noticeable when worn. Signs of wear to metal commensurate with age with some discoloration, signs of minor repair and polish on one link. Overall in very good condition.
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十九世紀初，除了正規的頭冠，浮雕寶石束髮帶亦是另一種常見的頭飾，人們亦會以髮梳配襯束髮帶。本作鑲五枚浮雕珊瑚，珊瑚上的浮雕圖案應為古典希臘神像。隨著古董珠寶在市場上掀起風潮，世人對浮雕寶石的興趣亦日益濃厚。首飾附以下銘文：「致愛妻， 於William Stovin 壽辰，1845年3月6日（星期四）」。