Antique, Georgian Silver, black dot paste, flower brooch, pin, Circa 1800
A beautiful, antique Silver brooch featuring a centre section of seven, 7mm paste stones, surrounded by eighteen french-cut paste stones mounted in a crimped setting with a silver domed back.
Designed as a flower.
Complete with T-bar & C-clasp fitting.
Highly collectable, this lovely paste brooch has all of the original paste stones
The initials AG have been engraved on the reverse.
Hallmarked: none – tested as silver
MEASUREMENTS: 29 x 30mm
HALLMARKS: as above
DATE: Georgian (1714 to 1830)
Paste is cut leaded glass that is faceted to resemble gems or precious stones. Often referred to as Strass (after Georges Frederic Strass), an 18th century Parisian jeweller. Strass became world famous for his paste jewellery after he was appointed jeweller to the King of France in 1734. He used a mixture of glass and lead that makes glass highly reflective and began mounting them in the most sumptuous of settings. The stones are coated with a metal coating or foiling, sometimes tinted, to make them even more brilliant and refractive.
The mid and later 18th Century was awash with paste and even Marie Antoinette wore it copiously.
Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the description.
All items are Antique, Vintage and/or Pre-owned and will naturally have signs of wear & tear commensurate with age. Antique boxes are for display purposes only unless otherwise stated the item will be sent in a Leatherette & Velvet box.