A HISTORIC PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AMETHYST AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS. Of girandole design, each set with three pear-shaped amethyst drops to the diamond foliate motif and octagonal amethyst and diamond cluster surmount, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1760. Provenance: The Imperial Russian Jewels 1760-1917. Purchased by S.J. Phillips in 1927 for GBP 295.