Lot 60: Pair of Antique Tortoise Shell, Gold and Silver Pendant-Earrings
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Pair of Antique Tortoise Shell, Gold and Silver Pendant-Earrings
Topped by 2 tortoise shell beads approximately 6.7 and 6.5 mm., centering two applied silver stars, suspending 2 drop-shaped tortoise shells approximately 40.0 x 13.0 mm., applied on front and reverse with a graphic silver and gold pattern, circa 1860.
One small section of gold frame missing on reverse of one earring. Surface-reaching inclusions at tip and to the side of tortoise shell pendant and both beads. Light scratches on both tortoise shells, translucent.
Overall good condition. Hooks. 2 1/2 x 1/2 inches.
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