Impressive Antique Silver and Garnet Brooch
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Impressive Antique Silver and Garnet Brooch, 18th century, designed as a large plume collet-set with large pear and oval-shape rose-cut garnets, further set with cushion and pear-shape garnets, and suspending pear-shape drops, 7 x 3 1/2 in., with later fitted box.
Note: This jewel is likely an aigrette or another type of hair or hat ornament based on its form and style. Similar examples can be found in Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830, by Ginny Redington Dawes, p. 124, and Jewels in Spain 1500-1800, by Priscilla E. Muller.