BOXED ANTIQUE 18K GOLD ENAMEL OPAL DIAMOND NECKLACE EARRINGS BROOCH SUITE c1830s
An antique French or Swiss, 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) necklace, earrings & brooches suite; beautifully made, with repoussé decoration, black enamelling and set with clusters of lustrous opal cabochons and sparkling old cut & rose cut diamonds. The earrings with hook wires and the necklace with a snap clasp. Housed in their original fitted gilt tooled box.
Wow - such a fabulous quality suite, somehow still together...immensely collectible & wonderfully wearable!
CONDITION: Generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Some enamel wear & loss, possibly restored in places / possibly glue ? A few tiny abrasions & crazes to stones. Pin fittings to smallest brooch old replacements. Earring wires old replacements? One hinge loose to box.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1830. French gold / import marks.
DIMENSIONS: Necklace 27 inches long, earrings 64 mm long, brooches from 28 x 21 mm to 50 x 33 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. 61.1 grams in total, unboxed.