06-14-2011 06-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2550B Boston
June 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Empire Seed Pearl Peigne

$2,963$2,500
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2550B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Empire Seed Pearl Peigne, Paris, France, 1809-19, with delicate seed pearl feather motifs on textured gold ground, gilt metal mount, and removable silver finding for comb or diadem conversion, lg. 8 in., with maker's mark and guarantee stamps.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

No. 505 on both teeth and comb. French marks from 1809-19. Some tarnish and discoloration to gold plate. Impressions to feather motifs at ends from removing the teeth. Some seed pearls missing, unobtrusive, and a bit skew. Photographed as a diadem, but teeth are removable and can be placed back in as a comb mount.

Keywords

Paris, France, gilt metal mount