Exquisite Victorian 18ct 750 Gold Rose-cut Diamond & Guilloche Enamel brooch pin Circa 1880
This fine, quality antique brooch is beautifully made around the late Victorian era, probably French. Beautifully designed in a high carat gold decorated with a powder blue guilloche enamel,.
In the centre is a slightly raised silver basket of flowers with seven tiny rose cut diamonds, skillfully painted in a yellow gold is a foliate and scroll work design bordering the basket. A circle of fourty eight rose cut diamonds surround the centre piece.
Exquisitely made in fine detail, there are a total of fifty five diamonds with an estimated carat weight of 0.80ct
This rare exquisite brooch is beautifully presented in a new black leatherette and velvet box
MEASUREMENTS; 29mm with a depth of 6.7mm
WEIGHT: 10.5 grams
HALLMARKS: none – tested as 18ct
CONDITION: very good
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
PRODUCT CODE: BR156
Guilloch� (presumably named after French engineer Guillot) is a symmetrical pattern engraving technique, where a lathe is used to cut intricate patterns into the metal, known as engine turning. The powdered enamel is then layered over the metal, and after firing, the transparent enamel lets the design peek through.
Peter Carl Faberg�s workshop used this technique often when creating his exquisite pieces of jewellery and collectables.
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