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Antique Enamel and Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch

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An impressive Victorian seed pearl and enamel, 15 karat yellow gold mourning brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections. This fine and impressive antique brooch has been crafted in 15k yellow gold. The brooch has a domed circular form, ornamented with a 4.2mm pearl collet set to the central plateaued design. The pearl is encompassed with black and white enamel ornamentation in an intertwining sixteen-pointed floral design. This central plateau is encircled with applied rope twist decoration and a plain concave yellow gold border. The outer domed setting is ornamented with a black enamel panel featuring an interlacing chain design, all within an applied rope twist decorated border. The brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and clasp. The reverse of the brooch is inset with a push fit panel, which allows a personal memento or keepsake to be displayed; the original woven hair may easily be removed and replaced if desired. This antique gold enamel mourning brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 15k gold. Images do not always reflect the true color and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual color and showcases each stone. Condition This impressive antique 1880s mourning brooch is exceptional quality, set with a seed pearl. The impressive enamel decoration is in perfect condition. The brooch is an exceptional gauge of gold and is in excellent condition. Dimensions Diameter 4.3cm/1.69" Diameter of window 3.15cm/1.24" Across pin 4.8cm/1.89" Height of setting 1.05cm/0.41" Diameter of pearl 4.2mm/0.17" Weight 17.41 grams Date: Circa 1880 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Victorian jewelry/estate jewelry. Item Ref. SKU: C4168
  • Metal:
    15k Gold,Yellow Gold,Enamel
  • Stone:
    Pearl
  • Stone Cut:
    Round Cut
  • Weight:
    17.41 g
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 0.41 in (10.42 mm)Diameter: 1.69 in (42.93 mm)
  • Place of Origin:
    Unknown
  • Period:
    1880-1889
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Circa 1880
  • Condition:
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location:
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: C41681stDibs: LU128210273682
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