Antique Georgian Rose Cut Diamond Ruby Cameo Vinaigrette Pendant

Product code: M1889
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Price: £4,900.00
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Overview A fine quality antique vinaigrette pendant from circa 1800. The 18 carat gold and silver ampoule is pavé-set with rose-cut diamonds and a belt and buckle detail with rubies. The underside is set with a single cameo depicting a woman. The perforated, screw-fit cap is set with a single gold flower with an emerald centre. The three belcher style chains lead up to bale set with a further gold flower, with an amethyst at the centre. The height of fashion at the end of the 1700s and a social class indicator that was a must wear of the high-society women of the time. Filled with sponge soaked in vinegar infused with herbs and spices to overcome the stench of the masses - hence the name. It's a common misconception that precious oils such as rose were used, but the more powerful and pungent vinegar was much more effective at cutting through unwanted smells.
Specifications

 

Setting

Tests as 18 carat gold and silver

 

Dimensions

30mm x 30mm x 40mm

 

Chain Drop

40mm

 

 

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