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Essex Crystal and 21 ct Yellow Gold 'Bird' Dress Studs - Antique Victorian

An impressive antique Victorian pair of gent's Essex crystal and 21 carat yellow gold 'bird' dress studs; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU: A8261

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Essex Crystal and 21 ct Yellow Gold 'Bird' Dress Studs - Antique Victorian
Essex Crystal and 21 ct Yellow Gold 'Bird' Dress Studs - Antique Victorian


These fine and impressive bird dress studs have been crafted in 21 ct yellow gold.

The anterior face of the studs are ornamented with an exceptional circular hand painted reverse intaglio Essex crystal, each depicting a different species of bird upon a branch; a robin, a bullfinch and a goldfinch.

The Essex crystals are surrounded by a plain and unembellished collet setting, which is framed by two applied rope twist borders, graduated in size.

The stud fastenings to the reverse are plain and unembellished.

These antique Victorian bird dress studs are fitted to the original hinged push fit leatherette presentation case.

The case has a velvet and satin lined interior which displays the retailer's name 'Hancocks & Co, Jewellers and Silversmiths to the Queen, The Prince and Princess of Wales, 98 & 99 Bruton St. Bond Street.'

These antique 1890's dress studs have been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 21 ct gold; A high gold content suggesting exceptional quality.

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Date: 1890


These antique Victorian shirt studs are exceptional quality, set with exceptional and impressive hand painted reverse intaglio Essex crystals.

The studs are an exceptional gauge and content of gold and are in excellent condition, fitted to the original retailer's presentation case.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique jewellery/estate jewelry.


Diameter of studs 1.21cm/0.47"


7.62 grams

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