A spectacular, Museum quality, acrostic brooch dating from the early 19th Century. The main body is a beautifully hand-chased gold key, featuring intricate cross-hatched patterns and foliate details. Dangling from the key are two further components: a “heart padlock” with locket compartment to the back and a ruby to set on the front, and a chain with six gem-set drops that spell out the popular romantic sentiment REGARD. It’s modelled in 15k gold throughout, fully original and right out of a jewellery book. The craftsmanship and attention to detail, combined with various romantic sentiments, make this a very special piece indeed. We’ve never seen one before, and likely won’t ever see another quite like it. STONES Natural Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, and Diamond MEASUREMENTS 4.3 x 3.3cm WEIGHT 6.8g MARKS No marks present, tests as 15k gold
- Of the Period
- Place of originEngland
- Date of manufactureCirca 1800
- ConditionGood. The diamond drop has been re-attached at some point.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 1.3 in. x W 1.7 in.
H 33 mm x W 43 mm
- Weight6.8 g
- Seller locationSale, GB
- Reference numberLU17323964791
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