A pair of gold filigree baluster vases and covers, late 17th Century.

With diamond and turquoise collars, 10cm high, 6.5cm diameter.

The 1690 Schedule which itemised an immense bequest from the Countess of Devonshire to her daughter Anne, wife of John, 5th Earl of Exeter, records: “gold things…..Two Gold Jarrs philligrin with Covers sett round the Necks with Turquoise and Diamonds.”

REFERENCE: SIL04548

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