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Lot 353: Three Antique Essex Crystal and Gold Ear Clips and A Chain Necklace


Hammer Price
$650 CAN


The ornithological motifs including a pair of ear clips with reverse painted rock crystals depicting a duck and a quail; a slightly larger single ear clip depicting an owl; and a trace linking chain, length 16 inches, all in 14k gold (3)

Dimensions: duck and quail ear clips 15 mm, owl ear clip 17 mm
Weight: 26.6 grams
Essex crystals are natural rock crystal quartz that has been hand carved on the reverse with a figure that is then painted in the carved space, usually with scenes of wildlife or country scenes. They are most commonly seen in English antique jewels. This set allows for a variety of birds to be worn as ear clips, the third (single) ear clip could be modified and suspended from a chain as a pendant
Backings: clips and posts suitable for pierced ears
Good general condition

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February 2018 400 – 600
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