Friday, August 27, 2010

A lovely tabular agate eye bead from Great Britain. It was aquired from the famous Keith Mitchell gem collection, and is believed to be from the Georgian era (1714 to 1830). Agate eye beads and pendants were once popular in the UK, probably reaching their peak in jewellery use during the Victorian period. An agate brooch (commonly set with a 'bulls eye' agate) were particularly favoured in Victorian times. 38 mm x 27 mm x 12 mm.

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