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Seed Pearl, Mother-of-Pearl and Gold cross, ca 1860

Seed Pearl, Mother-of-Pearl and Gold cross, ca 1860


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 1045411

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Dramatic seed pearl, mother-of-pearl and gold cross, circa 1860. Seed pearl jewelry reached the zenith of its popularity in the mid 19th century and was particularly associated with wedding finery. As with the best examples, this cross was constructed by individually stringing each pearl with catgut to a mother-of-pearl backing, which turn was fixed to a gold frame with silk thread. Great condition; one pearl missing at the far left edge. Measures 4 3/8”.