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Lot 126 of 549



Lot 126: An Antique Paste and Gold Bracelet


Hammer Price
$300 CAN


Centering an elongated floral cluster composed of cushion-shaped paste, mounted in 10k gold, joined to a 14k gold bracelet, inner circumference 6 inches, 19th century

Dimensions: 20 mm wide at the front
Weight: 13.0 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 300 – 400
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