Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu to include the personal archive of Louis Osman, goldsmith and architect (27 March 2018)

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Date of Auction: 27th March 2018

Sold for £550

Estimate: £400 - £500

A collection of two Victorian brooches and a pendant, the first a domed boss brooch with applied bead and wirework detail, supporting a fringe of graduated snake-link chains below with tapered terminals; the second centred with an oval banded agate cabochon, within a stylized black enamel surround, glazed locket verso; the pendant centred with a round banded agate cabochon with applied half pearl set star detail, to a black glass panel surround in gold mount with applied bead decoration, glazed locket verso, suspended on a later belcher-link chain, clasp stamped ‘375’. £400-500

Condition Report

First: a little of the applied wirework detail is lacking, but mostly in good condition. The ends of the fringe are lacking (three drops from one side and four from the other) and the remaining are not evenly graduated, the remaining drops are however generally in quite good condition. Glazed locket back lacking. Brooch diameter 38.5mm.
Second: generally in quite good condition, showing light wear only and a little general tarnish. Brooch length 25mm.
Third: showing light wear; one small repair to reverse of mount and pendant fitting has been slightly clumsily replaced. Pendant diameter 35.5mm. Chain shows light wear, length 44cm.