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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1349072 (stock #SR4630)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$7,000.00
Antique Pinchbeck necklace with a barrel clasp set with turquoise stones. Pinchbeck, an alloy of copper and zinc, was invented in the early 18th century by Christopher Pinchbeck. It has the appearance of gold and does not tarnish. These qualities were so good that goldsmiths of that day tried to prevent it from being used for jewelry. Lucky for us, they failed.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1349086 (stock #SR4638)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$16,950.00
In this stunning suite, almandine garnets set in gilt metal are fashioned into a striking pair of earrings and choker with drop, which can be removed. The choker is tied on with a ribbon. Much of the jewelry of this period was set with pastes. These pieces are unusual in that gemstones were used. Though called "Queen Anne", jewelry of this type was actually made some 30 odd years after her reign.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1800 item #1362306 (stock #SR4624)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$14,000.00
Amazing "Queen Anne" amethyst paste necklace and earrings set in gilt metal. This style of jewelry was misnamed for Queen Anne, who reigned from 1695 to 1714, as it was made in the mid 18th century. The vivid purple paste stones used are faceted as rose cuts. The earrings have back to front fittings and fit close to the earlobe. The necklace is fastened with a ribbon.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1369861 (stock #20035)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
Beautiful Portuguese marquis shaped ring set with clear black dot pastes in 18K yellow gold and silver. It is an excellent example of Portuguese jewelry of the late 18th century. The ring dates to c. 1800. It is a size 7.25 and can be resized up or down.