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Stuart Crystal and Gold Brooch



A Stuart crystal and gold brooch, the octagonal faceted crystal with a gold cypher to the back, the reversed cypher with the initials CWC surrounded by a twisted ribbon-like gold-wire decoration that symbolises the eternal love, all in a closed-back gold mount with gold scroll decorations to the sides, engraved with initials SK to the back, circa 1700, with gold pendant and brooch fitting, measuring 2.4 x 1cm, gross weight 2.3 grams. Unmarked tested as 15ct gold brooch and 9ct gold pin and catch. A Stuart crystal and gold brooch in very good condition with wear consistent with its age. Stuart crystal jewellery was popularized as mourning jewellery following the execution of King Charles I in 1649, when the Stuart followers at Court adopted this style of crystal as a symbol of their fallen King. Stuart crystal took on a more personal nature later in the 17th century as in this example from the collection of Bentley & Skinner, the London jewellers by appointment to both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. This piece is a unique and beautiful example of Stuart crystal and would look excellent on a scarf or lapel. Should you choose to make this purchase we will delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a valuation for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.


  • Metal
    Gold,15k Gold,Yellow Gold
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
    Octagon Cut
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1700
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 32678M1stDibs: LU57611178762

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