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SOLD - Seed Pearl and Enamel, 10 ct Yellow Gold Mourning Clasp - Antique Circa 1820

An exceptional and stunning antique enamel and seed pearl necklace clasp; part of our diverse antique jewellery collection

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SOLD - Seed Pearl and Enamel, 10 ct Yellow Gold Mourning Clasp - Antique Circa 1820

Description


This exceptional, fine and impressive pearl necklace clasp has been crafted in 10 ct yellow gold and enamel.


The elliptical, subtly convex clasp displays a feature hand painted miniature enamel plaque depicting an ornate bird cage holding one bird, with another bird on the outside, perched on the rim of the cage.


The miniature is painted in shades of black and blue, with the birds in delicate pink.


The anterior design is embellished throughout with an impressive selection of seed pearls of various sizes.


The enamel plaque is framed by a dark green enamel and 10ct yellow gold bead decorated border accented with twelve tiny gold discs.


Forty-eight 2mm seed pearls ornament the outer border of this exceptional example of 1820's craftsmanship.


This enamel pearl necklace clasp is is fitted with a substantial yet discreet push fit clasp to the reverse.


The clasp has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 10ct gold.


The clasp is fitted to an antique red leatherette, hinged presentation case; a contemporary AC Silver gift box in either black or brown may be provided on request if preferred.


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Condition


This exceptional and original antique clasp is fine quality, incorporating an exceptional hand painted miniature.

The clasp is a very good gauge of gold and in excellent condition. One of the outer pearls shows some movement.

The leatherette presentation case shows signs of wear in keeping with age.

 


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


Dimensions


Length of clasp 4cm/1.57"

Width of clasp 3cm/1.18"

Height of setting 7.25mm/0.28"


 
 
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