Description

    Shell Cameo, Marcasite, Gold, Silver, Silver Vermeil, Base Metal Jewelry

    The lot includes: one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting Bacchus, set in 18k gold (Dimensions: 4-3/4 inches x 1-7/8 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting the Three Graces, with imitation seed pearls, set in silver vermeil (Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 1-3/8 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting a lady's profile, set in 18k gold (Dimensions: 1-11/16 inches x 1-1/8 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting a harpist with a cherub, and marcasite, set in silver (Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 1-5/16 inches); one pendant with a shell cameo depicting a bucolic scene, set in base metal (Dimensions: 1 inch x 3/4 inch); one pair of cuff links with rectangle-shaped shell cameos depicting a Roman soldier, set in sterling silver (Dimensions: 7/8 inch x 5/8 inch); and one bracelet with shell cameos depicting a lady's profile, set in base metal (Dimensions: 7 inches x 3/4 inch). Gross weight 75.60 grams.


    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Shell, Marcasite
    Shape(s): Carved Cameo, Rose-cut
    Count: 26 - 50

    Metals:
    Gold
    Silver
    Yellow Metal

    Overall Condition:
    Good
    Condition Notes:
    First piece: gold tests as 18k, "C" catch tests as 14k, pinstem, bail, and chain do not test as gold or silver; evidence of lead solder. Second piece: tests as silver vermeil, has bail, pinstem, and catch. Third piece: marked 750, has a fold-down bail, pinstem, and catch. Fourth piece: tests as silver, has a bail, pinstem, and catch. Fifth piece: does not test as gold or silver, one jump ring is missing. Cuff links are marked 925. Bracelet does not test as gold or silver, shows tarnish.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    9th-16th Tuesday-Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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