A gorgeous original Victorian c1870 large oval brooch featuring a gorgeous piece of pietra dura set in an ornate 10K yellow gold frame, embellished with delicate etched patterns and a twisted rope design. Beautifully hand-worked by a master Italian craftsman, the pietra dura is in the design a star shaped white lily with green leaves and stem. The workmanship is of an extremely high quality.
There are no chips or cracks, except by design. The dimensions of the brooch are are 53mm (L) x 42mms (W) x 4.4mm (depth, excluding pin/clasp). The total weight is 16.5 grams. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition - very likely cleaned in recent years as one would expect more patina to show, but the frame is shiny and fresh-looking. The pin at the back is fully functional, so this is ready to wear, / give.The 10K gold content of the surrounding frame has been tested. The clasp / catch is also stamped 10CT. There are signs that this (the pin and clasp) was a modern replacement / repair: the fact that it is stamped suggests this repair was made in the US.
This is a large, rare, top quality Victorian pietra dura piece, in excellent condition. Please see photos for more details. The item "Antique Victorian c1870 Pietra Dura White Lily 14K Yellow Gold Brooch / Pin, Ita" is in sale since Wednesday, July 5, 2017.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "huntlym" and is located in Santa Monica, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.