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A fabulous Georgian gold filigree and cannetille detailed pique butterfly brooch adorned with ruby eyes dating from circa 1830. The wonderful early 19th century brooch has a highly detailed and hand formed gold body a top two round, faceted ruby eyes sit from which masterfully crafted proboscis protrude. The wings formed of a single piece of turquoise shell are further adorned with inlaid gold leaf shaped pieces and centrally set highly ornate gold cannetille work relate from the body of the butterfly. A fabulous piece of antique jewellery history remaining in excellent, wearable condition.

 

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MEASUREMENT – 59mm W x 44mm H

 

WEIGHT – 7.3g

 

MATERIALS – Gold/ tortoise shell/ ruby

 

HALLMARK – Unmarked not unusual for the period and tested throughout as gold using a touchstone

 

CONDITION – Overall very good condition commensurate with age and use. The fine gold work is in very good condition with most details intact and brooch pin opens and closes securely.

Georgian Filigree Gold, Piqué and Ruby Butterfly Brooch Circa 1830

£1,450.00Price
  • 59mm W x 44mm H

     

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