45006274 Beryl Lane - Sweet Victorian Emerald & Seed Pearl Brooch

Sweet Victorian Emerald & Seed Pearl Brooch

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A very sweet antique brooch from the Victorian era, 1870-1890 circa! The lovely design is reminiscent of the etruscan revival influence with beautifully detailed twisted wire appliques and a striking scalloped 'spike' border. The eye is drawn to the fanciful central applique which is embellished wit ...Read more
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A very sweet antique brooch from the Victorian era, 1870-1890 circa! The lovely design is reminiscent of the etruscan revival influence with beautifully detailed twisted wire appliques and a striking scalloped 'spike' border. The eye is drawn to the fanciful central applique which is embellished with a natural emerald gemstone and two white seed pearls either side, the pearls are more than likely natural. A flower repousse decorates top and bottom of applique. The brooch has a more recent pin and revolver catch on the reverse, and it's likely the brooch may have started it's life as a Victorian button and later converted into a brooch. No stamps to brooch are evident, an XRF test indicates 16K gold, pin is metal.

A very sweet antique brooch and depending on your desired preference the brooch could be worn as pendant too - a chain could be threaded underneath pin hinge.

 

Item Details

Victorian, c1870- 1890 or so
18ct yellow gold (tested)
Natural emerald and seed pearls
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3.71 grams
2.5cm x 2cm
The overall condition of the antique brooch is very good. Besides normal surface wear there is no apparent damage to the gold or appliques. Consistent with age the emerald is showing signs of wear with worn facets (seen under magnification). A sweet antique treasure!
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