A pair of shell and gold earrings, circa 1870 Each floral surmount with half-pearl detail, to a vertically set iridescent seashell within a scrolling rope twist frame and an articulated tassel of polished tapering links, length 5.8cm.
Reggio Emilia - could be fun to take strings of polished stone or semiprecious beads and create designs within each frame. Introduce the activity with a discussion on land art and Smithson's spiral jetty. Leave out for the rest of the week/month/year as a CP activity.
AN ART DECO ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARTIER. Of Oriental design, composed of a red enamel openwork panel, with old brilliant-cut diamond centre, mounted between polished onyx baton accents within a further diamond frame, circa 1925, 5.4cm wide, signed Cartier HSA, and numbered. #Cartier #ArtDeco #brooch