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Georgian Vauxhall Glass Cluster Earrings

$3,150.00

Georgian Vauxhall Glass Cluster Earrings

$3,150.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c. 1770

These fantastic cluster earrings feature Vauxhall Glass (aka mirror glass) outer stones, surrounding central pear-shaped rock crystals. The name Vauxhall Glass, comes from that of a factory and pleasure gardens where the 18th Century high society would gather. These are a early example of the technique, which came in and out of fashion through the 18th and 19th Centuries, and they are quite simply magnificent. Silver settings with high-carat gold backs.

STONES

Central stones are faceted Rock Crystal, the outer stones are Vauxhall Glass

MEASUREMENTS

Drop: 5cm

WEIGHT

19.3g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15k gold & silver

CONDITION

Offered in very good condition. Some general wear to the stones, commensurate with age and use. There is a scratch test mark on the back of one earring. The wires have been added later - please see images

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