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Antique Silver fingernail guard brooch

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    Posted 5 months ago

    RichmondLori
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    Antique fingernail guard to protect long nails. They were worn by a very elite group, extremely long nails were unable to perform tasks like dressing or eating. These extensions signaled that other people had to act for them. This was one of the famous symbols of their social status and the fact the she did no manual labor.

    This fingernail guard has been made into a brooch, it is constructed of filigree Silver (marked) encrusted with 7 stones, accented with enamel designs.

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