14 December 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GROUP OF ANTIQUE COSTUME JEWELRY
Each designed with simulated gemstones: comprising a red paste and simulated pearl brooch, the reverse displaying plaited hair, mounted in silver-gilt, (illustrated); a red and colorless paste pendant, mounted in silver, (illustrated); a pinchbeck bracelet with green paste collet detail, 7½ ins.; an openwork pinchbeck link bracelet, with red and dark red collet detail, 7 ins.; a horn haircomb, with colorless and yellow paste garland detail, (one stone deficient), 19th century (5)
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Pinchbeck, named after the London watchmaker who invented it, is an alloy of copper and zinc that was made to resemble gold. It was used frequently in jewelry throughout the 19th century including chatelaines, watch chains and clasps.
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