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Ref  PB6  Queen Anne Coque-de-perle Earrings

'Queen Anne' earrings circa 1740 - 1760, coque-de-perle surrounded by pyrites. Coque-de-perle was made from the oval section of a Nautilus shell found only in the East Indies. It was highly prized for it lustrous iridescence and only one 'coque' could be used from each shell.  The earrings have reverse ear fittings with attached wig loops typical of Queen Anne jewellery. They are 3/4 of an inch long, 2/3 of an inch wide and immaculate.

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Portrait of Mrs Marton wearing coque-de-perle earrings





































































































































































































































 





























































































































































































































 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








































 



























 





























































































 



 

 






























































































 

 

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