Antique Victorian Imperial Topaz Collar and Pendant Necklace Set

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A magnificent Imperial Topaz collar and pendant set, in its original fitted presentation box. Dating to the late 19th Century - circa 1890 - these wonderful pieces are modelled in 15k gold, and set with the most gorgeous stones: the Imperial (or "precious") pink, and sky blue in colour. Would make an ideal matched Night and Day set.
The box indicates that they were retailed by Mallett Goldsmith, Bath - now known as Mallett Antiques, with galleries in London and New York who regularly exhibit at the International Fine Art & Antique Fairs. Founded in 1865 by John Mallett, Mallett Goldsmiths were the precursor company to Mallett Antiques, and they operated out of the famous Octagon Chapel - with workshops in the basement, showrooms on either side of the church, and even a gas engine to drive the polishing lathes.

STONES
Pink (Imperial) and Sky Blue Topaz

MEASUREMENTS
Collar: Wearable length 14 inches - Largest stone: 10.3 x 8.7mm
Pendant: 3.3 x 3.2cm

WEIGHT
Collar: 16.7g
Pendant: 5.0g

MARKS
No marks present, tests as 15k gold

Details

  • Creator
    Mallett Goldsmith, Bath
  • Of the Period
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1890
  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Metal
    15k Gold
  • Stone
    Topaz
  • Condition
    Excellent. The pendant has been converted from a brooch at some point in its life. In original box.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Weight
    21.7g
  • Dealer Location
    Sale, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU17323239713
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