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Sale commencing:   19 November 2019 10:00 AM

Lot 1

A late Georgian or Regency gold long chain, with a turquoise set barrel clasp, with textured and raised star belcher links to a barrel clasp, decorated with applied cannetille decoration and a central row of cabochon turquoise. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 1235mm long, 37.57g

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Lot 2

A George II gilt metal and agate rococo chatelaine hook, c.1740, a two-part hinged chatelaine hook with two agate plaques, inset to a rococo border with an engraved clip below. The tapered flat section hook, hand engraved 'Worn by Miss P. Marslo with her gold watch, it was given her with a toilet case to match, by Mr A Flint, previous to their marriage July 15th 1742', 86 x 53mm

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Lot 3

A cased Georgian pink topaz and split pearl cluster ring, with a cushion-shaped pink topaz, claw set to the centre. A border of split pearls in cut down collets, with a trefoil cluster at each shoulder, all in a closed back setting with a later replacement shank. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. Head 14.2 x 11.7mm, 3.34g. Finger size O½-P

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Lot 4

A Georgian white enamel memorial ring, with scrolled ribbons and gold lettering to read 'Eliz: Eaton OB: 27 Nov: 1755'. Tested as 18ct gold. 5.35g. Finger size S

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Lot 5

A Regency gold agate girandole brooch, with an oval agate tablet, rub set in a landscape position, with a scrolled wire repoussé scroll top. Three graduated pear-shaped agate pendant drops with repoussé scrolls and beads below, with a 'C' catch. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 62 x 38mm, 10.61g

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Lot 6

A Georgian gold and foil-backed paste cluster pendant, with an oval mixed cut foil-backed paste set to the centre. A border of smaller oval foil-backed paste, all in gold cut down collets with dome back settings and a later bale. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 42 x 38mm, excluding bale, 16.60g

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Lot 7

A Georgian gold topaz, split pearl and paste pendant, converted from a brooch. A cushion-shaped scissor cut foil-backed topaz to the centre, with three circular mixed cut foil-backed topaz and one paste, all in cut down collets, with split pearls between. Gold beads to the outside edges, all in dome back gold collets, with a later bale. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 30 x 28mm, excluding bale, 5.48g

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Lot 8

A Georgian cased, gold and split pearl memorial pendant/brooch, c.1810, a circular glazed compartment, with a fine milled edge, set to one side of the circular pendant, creating a crescent. The frame grain set with a row of graduated split pearls, with split pearl points. All in cut down collets with an articulated bale set with a row of split pearls. Glazed locket verso with a later brooch fitting. Hand engraved inscription partially obscured. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 39 x 28mm, 8.78g

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Lot 9

A Georgian foiled citrine and diamond cluster, later mounted as a ring. An oval mixed cut foiled citrine, claw set to a border of rose cut diamonds to a silver head, later backed in gold to tapered chevron shoulders and a plain shank. Head 15.0 x 15.7mm, 5.37g. Finger size L-M (approximately)

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Lot 10

A Georgian or Regency gold hand clasp from a long chain, with one wave textured link to the tongue. A circular mixed cut emerald, rub set in a ring to the forefinger of the hand, with a textured finish. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 25mm long, 4.93g

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Lot 11

A Georgian diamond, enamel and seed pearl brooch, with an oval rose cut diamond, foiled and set to a cut down collet. A blue enamel surround within a white enamel band, gold and split pearl octagonal border. Gold tested as approximately 9ct gold. 23 x 17mm, 4.70g

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Lot 12

A pair of Regency gold-mounted woven hair bracelets, with gold and figure agate set clasps. Dark brown woven hair bracelets with flat section textured end caps with a cannetille border, oval cabochon agate set concealed box clasp, with natural inclusions resembling a figure to a cannetille border. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 160 x 24mm, 32 x 26mm clasp (2)

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Lot 13

A Georgian gold hardstone swivel seal, with a sprung cylindrical centre section to release the intaglio, a flat section cornelian matrix intaglio, engraved with the crest of a griffin standing on a rope on one side, and a centurion's head to the reverse, suspended from a faceted gold split ring, together with a cornelian gold seal, c.1830, with an intaglio engraved bust of a classical gentleman, with open foliate back and reeded bale, and three gold cased hardstone and gemstone seals, principal seal tested as approximately 9ct gold, other steel and base metal rings, 46 x 30mm (5)

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Lot 14

A gold Swiss enamel locket, c.1840, of hinged oval form. The covers decorated with white flowers and leaves in a central star, with scrolling gold foliage to a black ground. The sides with fine black enamel stripes between white enamel bars, with a chased pendant and plain bale, hinged to a glazed interior. Tested as approximately 18ct gold, bow tested as approximately 9ct gold. 71 x 43mm, 36.16g

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Lot 15

A Victorian graduated paste set rivière necklace, with a series of graduated old European cut colourless paste, all in cut down silver collets, backed in gold, to a gold box collet set with two paste stones. Marked 9ct. 424mm long, 19.31g

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Lot 16

A Georgian white metal paste rivière necklace, c.1800-1820, with a series of foil-backed, oval mixed cut blue paste, each one rub set to a domed back collet, all joined by jump rings to a hook clasp. 435mm long, 31.02g

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Lot 17

A Victorian gold-cased dip pen/pencil, with an engraved barrel and two scrolling push pieces. 91mm long

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Lot 18

A Victorian Rococo Revival blue glass, gold-mounted scent bottle, of disc form. A sky blue bottle overlaid with a giardinetti and bird to the centre, with a shell and scrolls to an hinged cap. Stopper deficient . Tested as approximately 18ct gold, 65 x 48mm

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Lot 19

A Victorian gold and enamel scrolling foliate brooch, with rococo scrolls decorated with black and blue champlevé enamel. Flower clusters and graduated beads with a green enamel leaf. Tested as approximately 18ct gold. 50 x 37mm, 9.23g

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Lot 20

A Georgian gold memorial ring, with a navette-shaped painted panel beneath a glazed cover. A classical lady with an urn, painted en grisaille to a pale blue ground, to tapered shoulders and a plain shank. Hand engraved in script to the underside of the head, 'Sacred to the memory of A.K.', shank damaged . Tested as approximately 15ct gold. Head 20.5 x 14.6mm, 3.30g. Finger size P (approximately)

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Lot 21

A Georgian foiled emerald and diamond square cluster ring, with a rectangular step cut emerald, set to a border of rose cut diamonds, in silver cut down collets. A gold ridged dome back setting with trefoil shoulders to a plain chevron section shank. Tested as approximately 15ct gold and silver. Head 10.7 x 11.5mm, 2.73g. Finger size S½

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Lot 22

A late Georgian giardinetti silver and gold ring, with an oval rose cut diamond, in a cut down collet at the centre. An outer frame of leaves, grain set with rose cut and table cut diamonds, with two graduated rose cut diamonds in cut down collets at each shoulder. Open guard shoulders with a central twisted wire band to a plain shank. Tested as sterling silver, 18ct and 9ct gold. 25.6 x 14.8mm, 3.66g. Finger size N½

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Lot 23

A Georgian single stone diamond ring, with pairs of diamond set shoulders. A rectangular transitional cushion cut diamond, in a silver cut down collet, with a gold gadroon domed back setting, and two pairs of rectangular step cut diamonds in silver cut down collets to each shoulder with a court interior shank with later sizing section, 1.38g. Finger size Q (approximately)

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Lot 24

A Georgian black dot paste ring, with an oval mixed cut foil-backed black dot paste, in a gold cut down collet, dome back with gadroon decoration and a cushion-shaped paste to each shoulder, one deficient, pierced silver fleur-de-lys to a gold shank, tested as approximately 18ct gold, 2.10g, together with a Georgian jargoon giardinetti ring, set with graduated rose cut zircons. 2.44g, and a single Georgian silver jargoon drop earring, set with graduated rose cut zircons with a cut gold border to the principal stone, 4.43g (3)

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Lot 25

A Georgian gold flat cut garnet ring, with an oval mixed cut garnet, claw set to a plain scalloped collet. A court section band set with a continuous row of flat cut garnets to chased back settings, deficiences . Tested as approximately 9ct gold, 1.10g. Finger size L-L½

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Lot 26

A Georgian rectangular form gold and green paste set buckle/clasp or double brooch, c.1820 , each side composed of a rectangular step cut paste, with a border of square paste, all in gold cut down collets, with gold chased settings, a hook clasp and a pair of brooch fittings, one pin and one paste deficient, tested as approximately 9ct gold, buckle 49 x 34mm, together with four paste set dress mounts, possibly for a uniform or livery, each one of flower head form with a yellow foil-backed paste to the centre, with a border of calibré cut dark blue paste, radiating alternating petals set with other red or white paste, set in silver to a bronze coloured back plate, deficiencies . Flower head mount 39mm (5)

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Lot 27

A cased Italian gold carved shell cameo necklace, c.1830 , with a series of carved shell cameos in white to a pale tan ground, depicting female profiles, possibly the female gods of the Dii Consentes, Juno, Minerva, Venus, Diana, Vesta and Ceres. Each one rub set to a shallow collet with a graduated twisted wire frame, pairs of jump rings and all joined by sections of chain with a concealed box clasp, with a later section of trace chain to the back. Marked for 18ct gold standard, Rome, 1815-1870. Fitted case 'H.H. Dobson and Sons, Jewellery and Silversmith to Her Majesty, 32 Piccadilly'. 238mm centrepiece approximately, 47.77g

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Lot 28

A cased Victorian gold split pearl, diamond and enamel bangle, c.1860, together with a matched shield form brooch. The bangle composed of a central boss with a diamond and split pearl quatrefoil cluster, with rose cut diamond set points, to a royal blue guilloché enamel ground, with an Etruscan twisted wire and bead border, tapered sections at each side with a split pearl star set to a matching enamel boss, with Etruscan-style wire and bead decoration to a bloomed ground, plain lower half to a concealed box clasp and glazed locket verso, bangle cased by 'Watherston & Son, 12 Pall Mall East, London', 58 x 48mm diameter, 26.91g, together with a diamond and split pearl shield form brooch, with a central boss with matched decoration to a blue enamel dot border with twisted wire decoration, glazed locket verso with a plain pin and 'C' catch, 34mm diameter, 14.20g (2)

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Lot 29

A cased Victorian Etruscan-style knot brooch, c.1870, with a smaller knot suspended below to a pippin drop, all decorated with applied wire scrolls to a twisted wire border with a bloomed ground. Tested as approximately 9ct gold, 9.26g

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Lot 30

A Victorian gold shell cameo brooch, depicting Ariadne, wife of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. The shell 50 x 41mm depicting Ariadne in white to a brown ground, holding the rod of Dionysus across her shoulders and a bunch of grapes aloft. The shell, rub set to a gold Etruscan-style mount with rows of twisted wire and bead decoration. Signed, indistinct . Tested as approximately 18ct gold. 63 x 55mm, 24.07g

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Lot 31

A Victorian gold Etruscan-style shell oval cameo brooch, c.1800, depicting Athena, the warrior goddess, in white to a pale brown ground. The shell cameo, rub set to rolled outer frame with applied twisted wire and raised split pippin decoration to a bloomed ground, with a glazed locket verso and 'C' catch. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 56 x 47mm, 29.73g

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Lot 32

A cased Victorian gold carved hardstone cameo brooch, depicting Flora in high relief, white to a black ground. The cameo rub set to a plain collet with twisted rope and twisted fine wire frame, with a plain pin and 'C' catch, with a safety chain attached. Tested as approximately 18ct gold. Signature verso 'AM'. An hinged case by 'Hall & Co Goldsmiths, Manchester'. 55 x 45mm, 44.20g

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Lot 33

A Victorian gold micromosaic chi-rho pendant, c.1860, with a black and white micromosaic anchor to the centre. The chi-rho decorated with garlands of pink roses and leaves to a green ground with a micromosaic articulated bale. Twisted wire borders with applied gold bead terminals. Maker's mark indistinct . Tested as approximately 18ct gold. 77 x 31mm, 11.86g

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Lot 34

A Victorian gold oval hinged locket, of domed form, with a applied Latin cross to the front, grain set with split pearls, a laurel garland surround with a 'V' shaped bale, tested as approximately 15ct gold, 12.74g, together with a pair of Victorian gold diamond set oval drop earrings, of oval shield form with a rose cut diamond, grain set to the centre, with Etruscan decoration to a bloomed ground, with bead and hook fittings, tested as approximately 9ct gold, 3.11g, and a pair of Aesthetic Movement gold earrings, with an offset square plaque, applied birds and hook fittings, tested as approximately 9ct gold, 1.05g (5)

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Lot 35

A late Victorian gold two row necklace, with applied rectangular plaques, with a raised dot decoration. A two link drop section to the centre with a concealed box clasp to the back. An oval two colour gold hinged locket suspended to the centre with a repoussé winged lyre, set with three green paste in plain collets. A border of green gold shamrocks to an etched ground with an engraved back cover with garter and vacant shield. Tested as approximately 15ct gold. Necklace damaged . Locket 27 x 23mm, 37.61g

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Lot 36

A single stone gold citrine pendant, with an oval Brazilian cut citrine, claw set to an oval rex collet, with a later gilt metal jump ring bale. Suspended on a close link curb chain, with a box clasp decorated with an incised pinstripe and dot decoration, with a figure of eight safety catch. Pendant tested as approximately 15ct gold, chain as approximately 14ct gold. Pendant 28 x 21.4mm, chain 523mm long, 22.16g

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Lot 37

A late Victorian single stone citrine bangle, of oval hinged form. A circular mixed cut citrine, claw set to a plain collet with a three row graduated blade edge bar top half, with looped wire infill. A graduated three row lower half with a concealed box clasp and safety chain. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 58 x 48mm interior dimensions. Head 19.2mm wide. 14.85g

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Lot 38

A Victorian gold carved amethyst cameo and split pearl brooch, the brooch with a carved amethyst female bust, rub set to a bloomed collet with a twisted wire border, a frame grain set with split pearls to a zig zag blue enamel border with a concealed pendant hook and jump ring, with a brooch pin and hinged 'C' catch, 49 x 40mm, 36.44g, together with a pair of matching earrings, with later hook fittings. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. Earrings 35mm long, 7.30g (3)

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Lot 39

A Victorian gold shield form single stone amethyst brooch, with a bloomed frame with twisted wire border, 'C' catch and metal pin. Marked 15ct. 34mm diameter, 15.12g

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Lot 40

A Victorian gold graduated citrine bracelet, with a series of graduated oval and circular Brazilian cut citrines, each one claw set to a scalloped gold collet with hand engraved decoration to a concealed box clasp. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. Later tongue gilt metal. 190mm long. Principal citrine 19.60mm diameter. 38.54g

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Lot 41

An Edwardian four row citrine and amethyst gate bracelet, with a cushion cut citrine, claw set to the centre of a plain collet with a fine twisted wire border. Sets of bowed and crossover gate links, with two oval mixed cut amethysts, in matching collets to an engraved box clasp and safety chain. Marked 9ct. Maker's mark 'C.D.B'. 178mm long, 19.22g

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Lot 42

A Victorian gold citrine, amethyst and rock crystal cruciform and swag brooch/pendant, with graduated quartz gemstones, claw set to tapered, scalloped collets, with hand engraved decoration. A pair of chain swags with a detachable pendant drop below with a concealed pendant and 'C' catch. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 72 x 51mm, 29.48g

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Lot 43

A Victorian gold and silver, split pearl, padlock form brooch pendant, the heart-shaped padlock with a domed rock crystal cover over a photograph of a girl, central applied motif deficient . A border of split pearls in cut down collets to a split pearl clasp, all backed in gold. Glazed locket verso with a brooch pin and jump rim top. Tested as approximately 9ct gold and silver. 52 x 36mm, 21.93g

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Lot 44

A Regency gold rock crystal brooch, with an oval Brazilian cut quartz, claw set to a cannetille frame, with pin and later gilt metal 'C' catch, 9.49g, 31 x 26mm, together with a gold and amethyst brooch, c.1830, an oval foil-backed Brazilian cut amethyst, claw set to a tubular chased frame with a dome back setting, and 'C' catch. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 10.07g, 23 x 21mm (2)

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Lot 45

A late Victorian gold amethyst and pearl oval brooch, c.1950, possibly American, with an oval mixed cut amethyst, claw set to the centre with a border of peg set baroque pearls, with a plain pin and lever clasp, brooch tested as approximately 15ct gold, p earls untested , 31 x 26mm. 9.64g, together with a pair of matched earrings, the earrings composed of an oval mixed cut amethyst, claw set to a border of cultured pearls, all claw set in a scalloped gallery to clip fittings. 18 x 15mm, 7.94g (3)

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Lot 46

A Victorian Etruscan Revival graduated gold bead necklace, c.1860, with spherical beads from approximately 6 to 11.5mm in size. Each bead decorated with applied twisted wire circles and beads, to a bloomed ground, strung on gold fox tail chain, to a later bolt ring clasp. Tested as approximately 18ct gold. 410mm long, 15.04g

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Lot 47

A Victorian Etruscan Revival circular shield form garnet and diamond brooch, c.1860, with a circular cabochon garnet, rub set to the centre. A Dutch rose cut diamond, grain set to a star, mounted to the cabochon garnet with a twisted wire border. Applied fine twisted wire concentric hoops, with twisted wire scallops to a bloomed ground with an articulated, graduated fringe below, a pippin drop to the centre. Glazed locket verso with pin and 'C' catch. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 70 x 45mm, 32.32g

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Lot 48

A Victorian Etruscan Revival gold bead pendant, c.1860, on a later 9ct gold faceted trace chain. The bead pendant with horizontal bands of scrolls, with applied twisted wire scrolls to a bloomed ground. Suspending from an elliptical bolt ring bale, suspended on a contemporary chain. Pendant marked 10. Pendant 40mm, 13.37g

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Lot 49

A Royal Horticultural Society gold medal, hand engraved 'To Barnham Nurseries for collection of fruit, 5 Oct 1920'. Tested as approximately 18ct gold. 26mm diameter, 13.28g

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Lot 50

A pair of Victorian gold drop earrings, c.1860, with two gold beads to the top. Chains split to a large bead drop with graduated beads above and an articulated fringe below, to hook fittings. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 58mm long, 5.54g (2)

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