Lot 21
Property of Various Owners

Victorian Tested 10-Karat Yellow-Gold and Yellow Topaz Parure
Circa 1830
Comprising a choker length necklace set with twenty-six closed-back oval faceted topaz; a removable pendant-brooch, of foliate design centered with one closed-back oval topaz surrounded by eight oval faceted topaz, suspending a removable tassel set with four oval faceted topaz; a pair of bracelets, each set with fourteen closed-back oval faceted topaz; and a pair of clip-back earrings, each set with one oval faceted citrine, suspending a removable tassel set with four closed-back topaz. Clip-back earrings are married to the set. Together with a tooled red leather fitted presentation box.
Total gross weight: 114.9 dwt.
Length of necklace: 16 in (40.6 cm)
Length of bracelets: 8 in (20.3 cm)
Length of pendant-brooch: 2-1/2 in (6.4 cm)
Width: 1-1/2 in (3.8 cm)
Length of earrings: 2-1/4 in (5.78 cm)

Estimate $1,500-2,500

As noted in the catalogue, clip backs are married to the set, the pendant to the ear clips are original. The pendant to the ear clips are also removable.

The topaz are orange-yellow, few with pink undertone; the tassel to the pendant has one topaz with a chip to near the star facets, scattered minor abrasions to the rest of the set.

The pendant was also a brooch, but pin mechanism has been taken off.

Each clasp is it good working order. There are minor dings to the back settings of the necklace and earrings.


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Sold for $10,000