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

These very fine vases with diamond and turquoise collars, are 10cm high, 6.5cm in diameter.

The 1690 Devonshire Schedule which itemised an immense bequest from Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire (1619-1689), to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1649-1703), records under the heading: ‘gold things’…..’Two Gold Jarrs philligrin with Covers sett round the Necks with Turquoise and Diamonds.’


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