A handsome antique horse and jockey brooch from the Edwardian era, c1910! Made of 18ct yellow gold, this beautifully detailed novelty brooch depicts the shape of a jockey atop of a leaping horse. The body of the horse is encrusted with dazzling rose-cut diamonds in a pavé setting, and a single dark blue sapphire rests in the horse's eye. There are forty-six diamonds ranging in size from 1.00mm- 2.20mm diameter, estimated total weight is 0.70cts. Two small diamonds are missing - one to the tail and one to the front foot. The jockey is decorated with glossy enamel - a navy and gold polka dot top and white bottoms representing his uniform. There is some white enamel loss. On the back is an old secure pin which appears to be a replacement. There is also a safety chain and pin attached which could easily be removed if you desire. The tail to the horse has an unobtrusive lead solder repair- seen under magnification.
Selling as is - see Condition under 'Item Details'
There is no stamps to the piece however it has been tested as 18ct yellow gold with the pin testing a slightly lower carat gold. The brooch will be presented in the box pictured.
A wonderful and dazzling little antique brooch. Perfect for the avid antique novelty collector, or for any horse racing fanatic!