A Collection of George III Costume Jewellery from the Portman family.
A Collection of 18th and early 19th century Costume Jewellery mounted on card with dates and owners comrpising:
A gilt-metal snake Clasp with lion’s head terminals, the reverse of the card inscribed ‘Belt Clasp 1802. A.M. Portman.’
A gilt-metal Tiara formed as five graduated leaves on a band pierced with Greek key decoration, the reverse inscribed ‘Tiara 1805 Wyndham Portman.’
A Hair Comb in gilt-metal formed as a feather-like crescent applied with a glass cameo, the card inscribed ‘Crescent for the Hair 1804 W.P.’
A gilt-metal Clasp formed as adjoining shells with lattice piercing and bead decoration, the card inscribed ‘Lock & Belt Clasp 1800‘. The card mount is a visiting card printed with the names ‘Mrs. F. Pleydell Bouverie Miss E. Pleydell Bouverie.’
Two pairs of gilt-metal fasteners and a glass cameo Brooch mounted in gilt-metal, the card mount inscribed ‘W.P. Buckles for Velvet Bracelets 1785, Brooch 1804, Sleeve fastenings 1800.‘ The reverse of the card with script ‘Miss Hawes requests the favor of Mrs. & Miss Portmans company for Cards Thursday Jany. 2nd. Rollestone St. Decbr. 26th.‘
A pair of gilt-metal Bracelets formed as pierced panells with ring links, the card inscribed ‘Bracelets 1792. W.P.’
A short Necklace and a pair of Earrings formed from mother-of-pearl, the card inscribed ‘Mrs. Doggets Necklace & Earrings 1760.’
Wyndham Portman, the daughter of Henry William Portman of Orchard Portman and Bryanston in Dorset and his wife, Anne, daughter of William Wyndham of Dinton, was born circa 1773 and died in November 1843. Ann Mary Portman, her elder sister, was born in 1766 and died in October 1844. Henry William Portman was responsible for the development of 200 acres of land on the north side of Oxford Street in London – beginning with the construction of Portman Square in 1764.
Rollestone Street is in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
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