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Antique 1850s Tiffany & Co. Seed Pearl Parure

Antique 1850s Tiffany & Co. Seed Pearl Parure

Regular price $2,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,500.00 USD
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Antique 1850s Tiffany & Co. Seed Pearl Parure
Comprising : A Brooch Pin and a pair of earrings each composed of Seed Pearl clusters mounted with 14k Gold fittings.
Accompanied by a fitted case stamped Tiffany & Co.

Approximate Dimensions of Brooch Pin:
2.55 inches (Length) x 1.77 inches (Width)

Approximate Dimensions of Earrings:
1.41 inches (Length) x 1 inch (Width)
13.8 Grams in total weight

Additional Catalogue Note:
Similar archival market example can be found in Sotheby's Sale:
Fine Jewels16 December 2014 • London
Sale Number: L14052
Lot #216 Seed pearl parure, Tiffany & Co., 1850s

Referenced Literature:
Cf: Martha Gandy Fales, "Jewelry in America 1600-1900", Antique Collector's Club 1995, page 210, plate 139 for an image of a seed pearl suite of jewellery made by Tiffany & Co for the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1853, showing a similar pair of pendent earrings and page 211 plate 140 and page 213 plate 123 for images of a seed pearl parure of similar design mounted in gold, purchased from Tiffany & Co by Abraham Lincoln in 1861 for his wife Mary who wore it to the Presidential Inauguration.


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