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Antique Georgian cannetille brooch

$5,800.00

This antique cannetille brooch was made in the Georgian era of the 1820's, and is truly spectacular and destined to be a much loved and treasured family heirloom.

Cannetille work is very fine wire work found on jewellery that was popular during the Georgian era, and is often designed in scroll work that was either flat or cone formed, as well as sometimes taking a natural form such as flowers. Cannetille is quite different to that of filigree work which is more of a pierced design in the gold or silver, whereas cannetille work is much more three dimensional as can be seen here in this brooch.

Made in 22 carat gold, the brooch is set with green and orange chrysoberyl and pink beryl. While sounding similar, these are in fact two different gemstones. Emerald and aquamarine are both from the beryl family, with the pink variety having such a lovely soft colour as can be seen in the brooch that is set with four of them that look so beautiful against the gold. And Alexanderite is the most famous and rare of all the chrysoberyl's and here the brooch is set with both green and orange chrysoberyl making this not only such a beautiful brooch, but combined with all of the gemstones, so unique and rare as well.

The cannetille work combined with these beautiful gemstones all come together to create such a magnificent piece of jewellery.

Measuring 5.7cm across by 5.3cm and fitted with a safety chain, this is an incredible example of Georgian jewellery, and one that exudes so much style and elegance.

 

Stock# C2212

Circa: 1820

$5,800

Description

Antique Georgian cannetille brooch

Antique Georgian cannetille brooch set with beryl and chrysoberyl.

When was the Georgian era?

The Georgian era spanned the ruling by four kings - King George I, II and III and William IV. This was from 1714 until 1837. Due to William IV only ruling for a short time (1830 until 1837) there is no William era when he was on the throne, and is encompassed in the entire Georgian period.

What is cannetille work?

Cannetille work is very fine wire work found on jewellery that was popular during the Georgian era. Often designed in scroll work that was either flat or cone formed, as well as sometimes taking a natural form such as flowers. Cannetille is quite different to that of filigree work which is more of a pierced design in the gold or silver, whereas cannetille work is much more three dimensional.

 

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