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Angels Keeping Watch

Lot #102 Carved Pearl Angels, Summer Auction August 24, 2019

Old Mirror Magic

This 18th C. Pearl is decorated with striking green faceted mirror glass set with a pearl floret and a brilliant center jewel. Lot #203, Summer 2019

Early Coachmen’s Engraved Pearl

A large and exquisite engraved pearl from the early part of the 19th century. The detailed scene, enhanced with dark pigment, is on a thick and highly iridescent pearl disk and shows a coachman and four passengers atop a coach pulled by four high stepping horses. Coaching was a popular English gentleman’s sport of the time and the coachmen were said to have worn these large pearl buttons on the capes of their uniforms. This large 1 3/4″ button sold for $825 in our Autumn 2011 Armchair Auction.