An 18th century enamel portrait miniature necklace, earrings and pair of clasps, cased suite,
the necklace with a series of hand painted portrait miniatures, between 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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Sold for £9,400
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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