Georgian to early Victorian seed pearl jewelry set in box, c. 1820-1840, UK - "James Robertson & Son, Goldsmiths, 111 Princes Street, Edinburgh" in gold embossed & crown-topped etiquette inside lid. Seed pearls range 1-2mm with largest set pearl accents at 3-4mm, white to creamy white, a little reflective coloration in our photos. Beautifully matched! Simple restoration needed, complete 4-piece parure still in leather case, crown monogram. * Necklace with 14-16k clasp, large cartouche and 6 additional seed pearl ornaments to pull together with a little silk thread and time. All original in fine condition for age and type, (no damage to any of the mother of pearl matrix upon which elaborate pearl arrangements are built up) but needs light restoration work as shown. Comes with 500 matched seed pearls 14k gold loops and earring apparatus, and strong period silk thread on spool for final restoration. * Brooch set on 14-16k matrix, excellent wearable condition. * Pair of earrings with 14k ear wires provided for restoration. VGC *
Box, leather clad with silk velvet and silk satin interior is in excellent condition but clasp will not hold closed - very slight adjustment perhaps. Fitted for this set, light restoration only. no pieces missing. Remarkably rare set! With light restoration, this set will value at $8000 or higher. RARE as can be, a fine late Georgian to early Victorian seed pearl jewelry set still intact and in original presentation case, with crown monogram embossed inside lid and notation of Edinburgh distributor/jewelry shop (maker to the Queen/King). I've had this set for 15 years or more. Always thought I might do this little bit of restoration work myself and have all the necessary pieces, but alas, I've grown old and my eyesight really isn't good enough to do this work anymore. And it's time to downsize and so my own stashes of antique jewelry will be hitting market in week and months ahead. Be sure to mark our shop and return to see them all. Museum pieces! One can only find these in museums or finest collector's stashes these days. I haven't seen a set this complete and elegant, wearable, for many years. Do not miss this one!