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Antique Silver, Rose Gold & Cat's Eye Quartz Bee Brooch - France - Circa 1870's

About the Item

Antique French silver topped 18K rose gold bee brooch (possibly by Alphonse Auger - Place des Victoires, Paris) - featuring exceptional Cat's Eye Quartz round and oval cabochons for the head and body (approximately 7 mm. Diameter x 7 mm. High = 2.45 carat weight and 10 mm. Long x 10 mm. Wide x 7 mm. High = 5.01 carat weight - total of 7.46 carat weight) - total of 18 old cut diamonds (14 on the two sets of wings, 3 on the collar separating the head from the body and one at the nose) - natural cabochon ruby bezel set eyes - original extended pin with tube hinge and double hook - completely hand made - finest French quality workmanship with classic details and a warm aged patina - gold acid tested - inventory number to the back - unsigned - France (Paris) - circa 1870's. Excellent antique condition - all original - one front foot missing (doesn't show when worn - only viewable from the underside) - minor scuffs and scratches - no damage - no repairs - signs of age and use - ready to wear. Size / Dimensions - Medium - 1 1/8" (3.0 cm.) x 1 1/4" (3.2 cm.) x 1/2" (1.3 cm.) Deep (Over-all). Weight - 7.75 Grams.
  • Metal:
    Rose Gold,Silver
  • Stone:
  • Stone Cut:
  • Weight:
    7.75 g
  • Dimensions:
    Width: 1.13 in (28.71 mm)Depth: 0.5 in (12.7 mm)Length: 1.25 in (31.75 mm)
  • Style:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    Late 19th Century
  • Date of Manufacture:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Chatham, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3276217998682

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