We are delighted to offer this endearing and adorable antique Victorian brooch made c.1890. The brooch is fitted in a period box and we will include this in the price of this listing. This pin brooch is made in 15ct solid gold and features an intricate gem set cockerel head with old rose cut diamonds and a single ruby cabochon as its eye. The head is made and set in solid silver to enhance the diamonds' white shine and lustre. Whilst undeniably sweet and dainty, the craftsmanship is superb and very impressive - due to its small size, it can only be further appreciated upon seeing how detailed each element is with a loupe or magnifying glass. The accuracy and lifelike shape of the head despite its small size is a testament to the silversmithing and the manner in which all the gems have been set as if to replicate feathers is certainly an artistic virtuosity. Furthermore, the wattle of the cockerel features a very small yet accenting orange/red enamel that contrasts and completes the entire look. A modestly sized yet outstanding piece of fine Victorian animal jewellery whether it be a special gift or for a personal addition. This piece is for the discerning lover of intricate craftsmanship the perfect symbolistic jewellery for understated yet majestic strength, bravery, and honesty.
The brooch is unmarked as is common with articles of this period and as such we have tested it fully with results indicating 15ct solid gold.
All of our jewellery comes with a complimentary hard shell gift box with a velvet interior.
3.5cm x 0.9cm
|3.05g /0.098 troy oz
Condition: Great antique condition with no issues/damage.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
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