A necklace composed of nine 17th and 18th century ‘Stuart crystal’ memorial slides,
with two rows of belcher link chain to a box clasp. The slides comprising a pair with gold thread initials ‘EJ’ and ‘MJ’ to woven hair grounds with split pearl border, mounted in silver with black and pink scroll enamel decoration to a white enamel ground verso, two with a gold thread monogram of initials beneath an enamel skull between putti, two with gold thread initials to a woven hair ground, one with gold thread initials beneath a recumbent skeleton, and one with a painted portrait miniature mounted in silver with blue enamel verso. All with faceted rock crystal covers, bar the miniature, with initials left to right, TB, portrait, WH, ET, MJ, AAB, WB, RW and TB verso, from Crowcombe Court, Somerset, 486mm long, 55.25g
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Sold for £8,500
One slide with later replacement fitting. Later mounting. Damage and previous repair visible to some.
Later chain swags between all the slides, to create the necklace.
Very slight clouding or dirt to underside of crystal to WH slide.
Topmost TB slide shows small area of loss verso, with surface slightly dented.
A few small chips to the three counter enamelled slides verso.
Nacre to a few pearls worn, with some discolouration.
Tarnish to later mount and pearl settings.
Chain links a little worn. Textured links create occasional bunching to links when worn.
Minor marks and scratches to mounts commensurate with age.
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Auction: Fine Jewellery and Watches, 27th Jun, 2023
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