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A GROUP OF LATE 18TH CENTURY PORTUGUESE TOPAZ JEWELLERY
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A GROUP OF LATE 18TH CENTURY PORTUGUESE TOPAZ JEWELLERY

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A GROUP OF LATE 18TH CENTURY PORTUGUESE TOPAZ JEWELLERY
Comprising a bodice ornament and ear pendants of girandole design, a tiara, three hair combs and a crescent shaped hair pin (not illustrated), each modelled as a scrolling ribbon with floral and foliate motifs entirely-set with vari-cut topaz, foil backed in silver, circa 1770, 6.9cm, 4.7cm, 4.4cm, 13.5cm, 9.0cm, 6.0cm, 6.0cm respectively, hair combs in original fitted leather case, some damage and stones deficient
Earrings, not a matching pair.
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Lot Essay

Cf. Leonor d'Orey, Five Centuries of Jewellery, National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon, 1995, pg.95, fig.94 for a late 18th century group of similar topaz jewellery

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