Antique Victorian 9ct Gold, Seed Pearl & Green Paste Gem Brooch/Pin (A1498)
A Victorian period open work brooch with a large green paste glass gem hand cut in an oval facet pattern. It is meant to simulate peridot, during this period a peridot gem of this size and clarity would have been very expensive. It is set in an open work frame with six seed pearls which will be natural given the period. Overall it has the shape of an eye. The gold is unmarked but tests as 9 carat. The pin is not gold.
Height : 18.15mm
Material : 9ct Gold
Stones : Glass / seed pearl
Weight: 4.06 grams total (before packing)
Condition: Good for period. Some small scratches and edge nibbles to the stone, only visible upon magnification. Pin and hinge working fine. A pretty example with very nice colour.
Code: A1498 MR23-2
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