Antique Georgian brooch. 14k gold and diamonds. Made 18th-19th century. Approximately 4ct rosecut diamonds. <P><P>
Measurements: Weight is 43.7 grams. Length 3 1/2 inches (9cm); width 1 1/4 inches (4cm).
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Description : Floral, botanical themed brooch. A curving stem with exuberant foliage and a large flower, possibly of the convolvulus family, such as a Morning Glory. The section holding the large flower is a narrow ribbon of gold that has the ability to move gently. Two of the diamonds are held aloft in a raised gallery of gold, the rest of the hundreds of diamonds are collette-set in gold. Fascinating contrast between different forms of metal work, relief subtle play of height and variety of setting. <P><P>
Details of the construction, as seen at the back, hint that the elements of the brooch/pendant once dissembled and were possibly used as elements in a tiara or other form of jewelry as well as a brooch-pendant. Currently, the form is not alterable.
C-clasp, typical of the period. A loop allows the jewel to be hung on a chain and worn as a pendant.
Marks and Metal: No marks. Acid tested to ensure metal purity. <P><P>
Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age and use. Please see description and enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. <P><P> Independently appraised with value of $17305.00
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