Antique Georgian hair ornament in glass crystal pastes and sterling. Four oval, faceted glass pastes are silver foiled in closed back sterling settings. They are large and collet-set for showiness. The stones sparkle beautifully. Three are clear, one is yellowed. This top part is hinged to swivel on two long pins of silver colored metal; it allows for varied placements when wearing. A little loop at the end probably held a small hanging bead or pearl.
The top measures 1-1/3" long by 15/16" wide and 5/16" deep. It is 3-5/8" long when the top is folded, or 4-1/4" end to end. There is minor expected surface wear and one very small chipped facet on the large stone on the right.
The piece is unmarked but has been fully tested. It would make a distinctive gift or bridal accessory.
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