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19th Century Diamond and Emerald Lizard Brooch, circa 1895

$2,098.84

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An emerald and diamond lizard brooch, circa 1895. The brooch is crafted in silver to the front and backed in rose gold; with rose cut emerald eyes, an engraved head, body, and tail that is highlighted with graduated rose-cut diamonds. The brooch is stamped to the C clasp with an indistinct mark. The brooch has been tested as silver and 9ct gold minimum fineness. In Victorian times the lizard symbolised ‘wedded bliss’ and was given as a special wedding or anniversary gift. Period: - Circa 1895. Engraving: - None. Measurement: - The brooch measures 5.5cm (length) x 1.8cm (height) x 1.2cm (depth). Weight: - 10.1 grams. Condition: - The pin, and clasp both work perfectly. The diamonds, & emeralds are all hand-cut, and in good condition. The tail has been lightly drilled to allow a safety chain to be attached if desired. Gemstone treatment is unknown. Item No: - 1532_mallox.

Details

  • Metal
    9k Gold,Silver
  • Stone
    Emerald,Diamond
  • Stone Cut
    Rose Cut
  • Weight
    10.1 g
  • Style
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    Unknown
  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1895
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The pin, and clasp both work perfectly. The diamonds, & emeralds are all handcut, and in good condition. The tail has been lightly drilled to allow a safety chain to be attached if desired.
  • Seller Location
    Glasgow, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Item No: - 1532_mallox1stDibs: LU124417388582

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    Ships From: Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 30 days of delivery.

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