An 18th century agate and mother-of-pearl necklace, possibly Scottish,

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Lot 101
An 18th century agate and mother-of-pearl necklace,
possibly Scottish, circa 1750

Sold for £ 600 (US$ 788) inc. premium

Jewellery

11 Oct 2006, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

An 18th century agate and mother-of-pearl necklace, possibly Scottish, circa 1750
Composed of a series of graduating oval banded agate plaques, each within a pierced foliate surround showing traces of the enamel decoration, the central plaque with additional bird motifs, suspending an associated detachable oval mother-of-pearl swing drop within an similar foliate surround, to an associated rectangular clasp with engraved detail, enamel worn, length 40.5cm.

Footnotes

  • c.f. Scarisbrick Diana, Jewellery in Britain 1066-1837, plate XXV for a similar Scottish pebble jewellery by David Dencher of Edinburgh.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the similar Scottish pebble jewellery was by David Deuchar, not David Dencher as printed in the catalogue.
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