Consigned from a Cheshire lady are two pairs of 18ct gold and diamond floral earrings by popular 20th century manufacturing jewellers Cropp & Farr. These pieces were consigned on a valuation appointment and are set to sell in our September 16th Fine Jewellery & Watches Auction.
Cropp & Farr jewellery is characterised by excellent workmanship. Founded in 1917, the London based jewellers created beautiful brooches, earrings, rings, necklaces, cufflinks and bracelets throughout the 20th Century, each bearing the firms’ maker’s mark ‘C&F’ - sometimes within a rectangular surround and frequently accompanied with hallmarks. Cropp & Farr pieces come in a wide variety of eye-catching designs but typically feature floral sprays, figural renderings, textured gold and kaleidoscopic gemstones.
These fantastically floral earrings by Cropp & Farr, similar in shape and style, were purchased by our vendor in consecutive years, with assay marks for 1994-5. With fixed post and safety clip fittings, these beautiful earrings make the perfect statement!
A pair of 18ct gold diamond floral earrings by Cropp & Farr, each designed as a brilliant cut diamond trefoil, within a pierced floral surround, estimated total diamond weight 0.40ct, maker's marks for Cropp & Farr, hallmarks for London, 1994, length 2cm, gross weight 12.4g. £350-450
A pair of 18ct gold diamond earrings by Cropp & Farr, each designed as a brilliant cut diamond cluster within an openwork floral surround with similarly cut diamond petals, estimated total diamond weight 0.95ct, maker's marks for Cropp & Farr, hallmarks for London, 1995, length 1.8cm, gross weight 8.1g. £350-450
Pieces from this firm are typically eye-catching, with some exceptional and highly wearable designs that are sought-after by dedicated collectors, as well as jewellery lovers! We have seen some beautiful Cropp & Farr pieces pass through our sales over the years, including the following:
A Cropp & Farr multi-gem spray brooch, the circular shape zircon and amethyst floral sprigs with textured butterfly accents and zircon, tourmaline, citrine and garnet cluster to ribbon, makers marks for Cropp & Farr, stamped 9ct, 5963, length 6.2cm, gross weight 13.7g. Sold for £451.
A sapphire and diamond pendant, the circular shape sapphire within a brilliant cut diamond star shape surround, stamped 750, suspended from an integral Cropp & Farr 9ct gold chain, estimated total diamond weight 0.55ct, length of pendant 2.2cm, length of chain 41cm, gross weight 4.4g. Sold for £439.
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