Antique Victorian earrings and brooch / pendant set in original, fitted box. 14k Gold, pink foil-backed gems and carved white coral. Made circa 1860. <P><P>
Measurements: Brooch approximately 1 7/8 long; Earrings approximately 1 1/8inches long, not including the wires. Combined weight 24.3 grams. <P><P>
Earrings: Full leaf-shaped surmount attached with an unusual hinge / loop to the drop. Oval with concentric rings of twisted gold wire, carved coral globes with pyramid-shaped gold pins, a gold base with a gold twisted wire above and finally, in the center, a marvellous oval quartz gem, foiled to look like pink topaz. Exquisitely made and fabulous look. Rich gold backing. <P><P>
Brooch: top design is identical to that of earrings with a series of concentric rings in pink, white and gold. Backs have a glass-enclosed compartment, presumably held a locket of hair or a portrait. Besides the c-clasp pin, there is a small loop which might have held a security chain and which could be used to suspend the brooch as a pendant. <P><P>
Original shaped fitted box. The domed outside of the shaped box in leather with gold embossed detail; silk-lined upper lid and velvet lined bottom. <P><P>
Like most Victorian jewellery, there are no hallmarks. Acid tested as 14k gold. <P><P>
Condition: good with minor wear commensurate with age.
Independent appraisal available to new owner upon request.
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