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Seller: ancient-arts.gallery (480) 100%, Location: Breda, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 292681473980 algemeen.htm Item information Item description : A true museum set, a Italian Empire Grand Tour parure or jewelry set, consisting out of a haircomb, necklace and earrings, made from hand carved marble shells, the marble was found at the ruins of the lost Roman city Pompeii, set in gold with a silver comb, around 1800 The term "Grand Tour" refers to the 17th- 18th- and 19th- century custom of a traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class young European men of sufficient means and rank (typically accompanied by a chaperon, such as a family member) when they had come of age (about 21 years old). Young women of equally sufficient means ("debutantes"), or those of either gender of a more humble origin who could find a sponsor. The custom—which flourished from about 1660 until the advent of large-scale rail transport in the 1840s and was associated with a standard itinerary—served as an educational rite of passage. Though the Grand Tour was primarily associated with the British nobility and wealthy landed gentry, similar trips were made by wealthy young men of other Protestant Northern European nations. Origin : France Provenance : Private Collection ( Paris / France ) Age : Ca 1800 Material : Marble, gold and silver Measurements : The comb is approx 6.7 inch wide ( 17 cm ) Bookmarks : Take also a look at my other interesting antiques I have up for auction right now Condition : Good except one marble shell from a ear ring is glued at the back, see photo Buying information Shipping / handling time : Netherlands : 1 week maximum Europe : 2 weeks maximum Outside Europe : 4 till 6 weeks maximum ( sometimes Earlier ) Shipping within 3 days after payment is received Payment : An eBay invoice will be sent within 24 hours of listing ending. All payment must be make in 8 business days from the date we send invoice to you. If you do have any reason can not make payment timely, kindly please email me as soon as your convenience. We prefer PayPal payment methods. It is safer and faster ! If you do not have a PayPal account, how to use your credit card to pay? ① Visit https://www.paypal.com ② Click Send Money at the top of the page. ③ Enter payment information and click Continue. ④ Enter your information to create a PayPal account and click Agree & Continue. ⑤ Review the details of your payment and click Send Money. Return policy : We guarantee 100% money back if you think there is any problem for your purchase from me. Our ultimate goal as an eBay is to provide 100% satisfaction to every customer, customers' repeated business and good positive feedbacks. If you do experience any problem with your items purchased from us , Kindly inform us in order to provide us a chance to resolve the un-satisfaction. So if you are not satisfied with the item you've purchased, you can contact me within 1 week or 10 business days after the end of listing and we will give you a full refund upon the receipt of the item. (S&H fees are not refundable). Please do not leave a negative feedback before emailing me. We will strive to fulfill bidders' satisfaction. Good communication is the best way to solve any issues. Please try! Thank you for your trust and good luck with bidding Condition: Pre-owned, Modified Item: No

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