Silver

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Agate Brooch

Queen Victoria was fond of Scotland, and spent much time at Balmoral. Scots influenced jewelry was popular during this period. This brooch includes agates. The clasp shows that this is a reproduction.

Shell Cameo Brooch, Diana

There are many classical goddesses of the moon, including Selene, Hecate, Diana, Phoebe, etc., Selene is the one typically shown with the crescent moon hair dress. However, Diana is the only one associated with the hunt. As this lady has the moon in her hair and an compound bow behind her shoulder, she is Diana.

This shell cameo is set in silver, the metal of the moon. The clasp is missing.

Ebauche Silver Cylinder Movement with Chipped Enamel Dial

Open-faced with brass hands.Open-faced with brass hands.
This is a good example of a typical middle-class man's watch from the early 1860's. The movement was made separately from the case, which is especially apparent because the case is made to allow the hands to be set from the front, but the movement sets the hands from the back!

Pique Earrings

These butterfly earrings are 18 karat gold framing pieces of tortoise shell. The pattern is worked into the shell by heating the shell to soften it, then embedding bars of gold and silver. Filing and polishing evens off the surface.

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