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Mid-Victorian Essex Crystal "Bullfinch & Grape Vine" Suite

$5,450.00

Mid-Victorian Essex Crystal "Bullfinch & Grape Vine" Suite

$5,450.00


Description

DATE: High Victorian, c.1860

An incredible Essex Crystal pendant and earring suite dating from the mid Victorian period, circa 1860. The cabochon rock crystals have been reverse carved and painted to depict bullfinches perched on grape vines, with wonderfully intricate detail and colour. They're mounted in 18 karat gold, with pearl borders, and the pendant adorned with Etruscan-style granulated embellishment. Complete with original fitted presentation box, which is a marvel in itself.

STONES 

Rock Crystal & Pearl

MEASUREMENTS 

Pendant: 5.1 x 3.4cm

Earrings: 3.6 x 1.4cm

WEIGHT 

25.6g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

Box is stamped: "Hunt & Roskell, Late Storr & Mortimer, Jewellers & Goldsmiths to the Queen and Royal Family"

CONDITION 

Very good, a scratch to the back of one earring

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