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Antique 18 Carat Pietra-Dura Oval Flower Brooch with Intricate 18K Frame, c1860

$2,225

About

Mosaics were a popular souvenirs from Italy for people on the Grand Tour. The brooch pictured here was made in the Florence region from various hard stones. Typically such brooches are made from hard stones such as marble, agate and turquoise. Our 18K Pietra Dura brooch has fine Pietra Dura floral green, robin's eggs blue, yellow and white inlay colors. The 18K gold bolder is wonderfully complex; it is essentially a triple border; the outside border is a thick, solid border of gold; a lovely detail of 8 symmetrically placed delicate gold rope "X's" capped with a small gold ball, wrap around the solid border. Finally, there is thinner, delicate gold rope inside border that frames the oval mosaic. The creme de la creme of the brooch is the gorgeous mother-of-pearl on the inside of the brooch (pictured). We rarely see the backs of brooches finished with such a beautiful material. The brooch is large at 2 3/4 inches in height and 2 inches wide.

Details

  • Metal
    18k Gold
  • Stone
    Agate,Turquoise
  • Stone Cut
    Oval Cut
  • Style
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1860-1869
  • Date of Manufacture
    1860
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU25110515032

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Baltimore, MD
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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