ANTIQUE SWISS PINCHBECK ENAMEL MINIATURE PORTRAIT NECKLACE & EARRING SUITE c1830
An antique Swiss pinchbeck suite / parure; consisting of a brooch, a festoon necklace and drop earrings, all beautifully made, with ornate mounts and each set with lovely enamel (on copper) panels, finely hand painted in enamels to depict various high class ladies in traditional Swiss attire. The earrings with solid gold fittings.
Distinctive and highly collectable - and very wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slight wear through age & use. Hairline crack to one earring panel - of little consequence, see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/30. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Necklace 16 ½ inches wearable length, earrings 2½ inches total drop, Brooch 1¼ x 1 inches. (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 56.6 grams total.