Posted 6 years ago
This is the last of a trio of Bernard Instones work.
This I also believe to be one of his earlier pieces, it could be the 1920s-30s. The stones on both earrings and necklace are Turquiose set in a prong setting, they vary in size. The earrings are clips at the back they have four Turquiose surrounded by Marcasite. The necklace as a large middle panel and two smaller panels at each side, there are 15 Turquiose in all. The necklace is marked silver and B.I the earrings aren't marked for either silver or makers mark. To me they are a set, he probably didn't think he needed to mark the earrings.
With Bernard Instones work, I marvel how neat the backs are to his pieces.
Many thanks for looking