Vermeil and Quartz Parure
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include a bracelet with grapevine motif and five bezel set quartz (7 3/8 in); a ring with braided wirework decoration and bezel set quartz cabochon (ring size 8.5 and adjustable); a brooch with wirework floral decoration and bezel set quartz cabochon (1.5 in); and a pair of earrings with quartz cabochon rosettes suspending rose drops, all but earrings marked "silver".
Purchased from The Communist Department Store, 1969, Hong Kong.
"It was amazing to see all the sales people dressed in Mao suits (drab colors) with their Little Red Mao Books in their breast pocket and not a smile on anyone's face. I felt so sorry for them. There were beautiful things like this jewelry but the wood carvings and paintings were all of revolutionary subjects so of no interest to us. It was very quiet in there and we left glad to get away." -Judith Buzzell
Good estate condition; some stones with surface scratches.