ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PERIOD PINCHBECK FOILED GARNET AIGRETTE c1770
An antique pinchbeck type gilt yellow metal aigrette, with a beautiful plume design and set with bright foiled flat-cut almandine garnets. Originally worn 'en tremblant' on a coiffure or hat.
Scarce, lovely condition & immensely collectible!
CONDITION: Very good. Slight signs of wear & some light distortion commensurate with age and use - see pictures. Spring and comb arrangement missing, easily restored.
DATE/MARKS: 18th century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 77 x 59 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. 13.9 grams.