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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

J.W. BENSON: delicate earrings and victorian tasteful jewelry


Delightful pair of gold pendant earrings by Victorian jeweller J.W. Benson, a well known watchmaker who held royal warrants and appointments to the admiralty. Besides watches and clocks, Benson's also produced really fine jewellery a which led them to be able to take over rival firm Hunt & Roskell in 1889.

This great pair of earrings are a great example that fine jewelry does not need to be pricy. They are one of the latest acquisitions by London's antique dealer Hancocks.