This gold and turquoise tiara and necklace, c.1825, illustrates the stylistic transition of the 1820s, incorporating the palmettes and meanders that had remained in vogue after the French Empire, enmeshed with vine branches that announced the naturalism of the Romantic style.
An antique gold, silver, emerald and diamond brooch, French, 19th century. Designed as a sword set with 4 square emeralds and rose-cut diamonds. The blade is engraved 'Propitius esto Deus', Gospel according to St Luke, Chap. 18, V. 13. The pin belonged to a papal chamberlain, William Huffer.