silver gilt garnet aigrette
A large silver gilt aigrette with flat cut bright rhodolite garnets in the form of a corn bundle bound together with a bow, and with ‘en tremblente’ a bird, England, 18th century.
An aigrette, in jewelry, is so-called because of its resemblance to the feathers and plumes on top of the head of an egret. These jewels were often meant to be worn as a turban ornament.
weight: 25.5 grams
dimensions: 8.5 x 7 cm