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Lot 120 of 549



Lot 120: An Antique Paste and Silver Corsage Brooch, by Knoll Pregizer


Hammer Price
$1,300 CAN


The elongated articulated trailing floral branch set throughout with paste, mounted in sterling silver, 19th century

Dimensions: 124 mm long
Weight: 22.6 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.

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February 2018 500 – 700
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