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Gold, Sapphire & Pearl 1899 Victorian Memento Brooch.

  • NZ$7500

9ct gold, made in the Etruscan style with decoration of little balls to the edges and stylised leaf decoration to the end heart-shaped panels.  The central navette is set with a blue sapphire and two small seed pearls. The brooch is hollow, and the rear has a circular open area which can be used for a memento such as a photo or hair, glass is missing. The rim lifts out, and you can place a circle of clear perspex or similar, or fine glass if you can get it. The keepsake goes behind this, and s worn next to your heart.
Brooch measures 4.4 cm wide and 1.6 cm high. It is hallmarked on the rear as Birmingham 1899. The maker’s stamp is C. Co.  Old repair to the rear clasp, see image. Not visible from the front. Overall very good condition.

ITEM No. E10735

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