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Antique Empress Elisabeth Diamond Cipher Gold Brooch

About the Item

Vienna, circa 1880. An elegant and historically important Imperial presentation brooch with a cipher of Empress Elisabeth ‘Sissi’ of Austria. The brooch is designed as a diamond cipher ‘E’ beneath Imperial crown laid over a flowing gold ribbon. The cipher is set with old mine cut and rose cut diamonds. The brooch is crafted in 14K yellow gold. Approximate total diamond weight is 1 carat. The diamond cipher measures 30 x 12 mm (1 1/8 x 1/2 in.) Length of the gold ribbon is 45 mm (1 3/4 in.) Marked with fox’s head assay mark for the 4th gold standard, maker’s initials ‘O.L’, and ‘A’ for Vienna. The world-famous Empress Elisabeth ‘Sissi’ (1837-1898) was considered a fashion icon and one of the most beautiful women of her time. This brooch was a personal gift given by the Empress.
  • Metal:
    Gold
  • Stone:
    Diamond
  • Stone Cut:
    Old Mine Cut
  • Style:
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin:
    Austria
  • Period:
    Late 19th Century
  • Date of Manufacture:
    C.1880
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU31512719032
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