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An enamelled gem-set gold fly, early 17th Century.

The fly is set with rubies, opals, sapphires and diamonds in deep collets, the underside enamelled naturalistically in royal blue and green, length 6cm, depth 3.7cm. It is probably English.

The 1690 Devonshire Schedule which recorded an immense bequest from the Countess of Devonshire to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter, lists:…..”A Lesser ffly sett with diamonds Rubys Opalls and Catts Eys”.


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