18TH CENTURY IBERIAN TOPAZ DEMI PARURE
Iberian diamond girandole earrings & pendant set demi parure with tooled fitted case. Diamonds of girandole design set in silver. Later added brooch fittings to central stomacher. Circa 1760. French in Origin.
The present example is a rare survival of a classic design in Iberian and Portugize jewelry. The demi parure is housed in its original hand-tooled fitted leather case. The set is comprised of a central girandole stomacher pendant, flanked by matching girandole earrings. Each piece is set with vibrant rose-cut diamonds, closed set, and foil backed in silver. A later added brooch fitting on the central stomacher. Girandole earrings are in their original form. Made in France, Circa 1760.
For a similar example see Five Centuries of Jewelry (p 80). Portuguese, second half of the 18th century.