Art Nouveau 15ct, 15k, 625 Gold Sapphire, Ruby, Rose cut Diamond & Pearl, Butterfly brooch, Circa 1895
This Exquisite Antique brooch is designed as a butterfly, beautifully made in 15ct rose gold, encrusted with Sapphires, Rubies, Diamonds & Pearls.
The head and body of the butterfly is mounted with seed pearls and the wings are decorated with fourteen diamonds, six ‘cornflower blue Sapphires” and two Rubies.
Two smaller Rubies represent the eyes.
The estimated carat weight is :-
Giving a total gemstone carat weight of 0.56ct
Not hallmarked – tested as 15carat gold.
The brooch is complete with a T-bar & C-clasp fitting.
The Victorians often used motifs in their jewellery designs and butterflies were very popular. The nature inspired brooch is a fine example!
MEASUREMENTS: 25 x 18mm
WEIGHT: 3.2 grams
HALLMARKS: As above
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)