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    Antique Malachite, Gold Suite
    The suite includes a brooch centering a carved malachite cameo, depicting the bust of a Greek god or philosopher, backed with mother-of-pearl, completed by a pendant hook and pin back; together with a similar pair of earrings, depicting Greek gods and goddesses, the 14k screw backs added later, set in 18k gold rococo style mountings, stamped with obscured Continental, possibly French insect hallmarks, circa 1840. Gross weight 30.10 grams.
    Brooch Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-1/4 inches
    Earring Dimensions: 3 inches x 5/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears, and are easily converted


    Condition Report*: Gem Type: Malachite
    Gem Shape: Carved
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: A lovely antique suite in fairly good condition with a small hairline crack at the edge of the brooch. Tiny amount of lead solder on reverse of earrings.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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