Victorian Scottish M. Rettie & Sons Granite Enamel Gold Mourning Brooch

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A stunning and rare gold brooch by M. Rettie and Sons.

The front of the brooch is inlaid with granite and the central plaque consists of a blue enamel background with a monogram which is believed to read "MAM".

The reverse contains a locket panel which contains plaited hair. The back is engraved with "Durris 1871" and the makers mark for M. Rettie and Sons Aberdeen.

M. Rettie and Sons were amongst the finest and most sought after Scottish jewellers of the 19th century.
Details
Of the Period
High Victorian
Place of Origin
Scotland
Date of Manufacture
1871
Period
1870-1879
Metal
18k Gold
Condition
Excellent. Small surface reaching split in the granite in the top panel - likely a natural split which is extremely hard to notice due to the mottled nature of the granite..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
1.57 in. W x 0.14 in. D x 1.89 in. L
4 cm W x 0 cm D x 5 cm L
Length
1.89 in. (5 cm)
Dealer Location
Farnham, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU69832861803
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