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Lot 202 of 549



Lot 202: Three Antique Jewels


Hammer Price
$300 CAN


Including an oval vulcanite cameo pendant, mounted in brass; an oval Gutta percha cameo brooch, mounted in sterling silver; and a garnet floral brooch, mounted in silver

Dimensions: pendant 42 x 61 mm (with bail), brooch 38 x 45 mm, brooch 43 x 41 mm
Weight: 50.2 grams
Good overall condition, small nicks on the brooch cameo, the garnet brooch with one small garnet deficient
Gutta percha and vulcanite are names for materials often used in Victorian jewellery, usually mourning jewels, and are derived from natural latex saps of tropical trees. Dupuis' opinion is that there is one item of gutta percha and one of vulcanite, the identifications are an opinion, and are not proven through advanced testing.

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 – 500
234 – 390
195 – 325