An 18th century enamelled portrait miniature necklace, earrings and pair of clasps, cased suite,
the necklace with a series of hand-painted portrait miniatures, beween open foliate links set with foiled rubies, emeralds and quartz, with a detachable girandole pendant to the centre, with pear-shaped miniatures and gem set surround. Later scroll wire ends and trace chain, with pear-shaped miniature earrings with later screw fittings and a pair of oval, eleven-row clasps, with later brooch fittings. A later fitted case with glazed lid, c.1950. Pendant drop 70mm
Purchased by the current vendor's father from Albert Amor before 1945.
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Estimated at £9,000 - £12,000
Surface marks to the enamel.
Two replacement gem set links towards the back of the necklace - very similar style, but diamond set no quartz.
Later scrolls and chain.
Originally would have had loops for a ribbon.
Patch repairs to the reverse of the girandole.
Clasps - both tongue ends deficient.
Earrings - probably originally girandole style - deficient.
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Auction: Fine Jewellery and Watches - Live Online, Tue, 17th Nov 2020
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