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Lot 121 of 549



Lot 121: An Antique Paste and Silver Necklace


Hammer Price
$1,900 CAN


The series of articulated pierced floral plaques entirely decorated with paste, mounted in silver, length 15 inches, together with a black grosgrain ribbon for neck sizes over 15 inches, 19th century

Dimensions: 19 mm
Weight: 67.8 grams
Good condition, with wear commensurate with age

In an area of highly collectible antique jewellery, the term “paste” refers to colourless gems that were made of a highly refractive and dispersive hand-cut specialty glass that was made for use in fine jewellery, and was utilized in many prestige jewels in the 1700s and the 1800s. Paste was made to produce a brilliance resembling that of diamonds, and was used in precious jewellery, often made in silver and gold. Paste was used as an alternative to diamonds at a time when there was very limited availability of diamonds in the world.

Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.

February 2018 800 – 1,000
624 – 780
520 – 650