ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PERIOD SEED PEARL BRACELET w/ GOLD HAIR MINIATURE CLASP c1780
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An antique eight-strand seed pearl bracelet; beautifully made, each string hung on thread, and fastened with a solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) clasp, set with a glass locket holding a finely hand crafted hair snippet miniature, depicting a couple beneath a tree, with a crumbling church (or similar) in the background. The pearls later thanthe clasp.
A wonderful quality bracelet...very sought after & extremely collectable!
CONDITION: All original and generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few nicks to pearls, some possible old repairs to threads. Some denting to clasp, not readily noticeable. A few tiny nicks to glass, some fading to miniature - please see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1780/1800. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 7 ½ inches long, clasp 31 x 27 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 18.7 grams.