This brooch was made in the mid-Victorian era of the 1860's, and not only has a wonderful flowing design of a bow, but was exquisitely hand engraved as well as having a locket on the reverse side.
Just looking at the way this brooch was made in a bow design, it is so incredibly made with the look of a true bow made out of cloth in the way that it flows and bends, giving this such an incredible textural look and feel to it.
With the hand engraving be nothing other than spectacular, the amount of time needed to complete this combined with the tools of well over 150 years ago, is a true testament to the jewellers of the era.
Measuring 58.6 across by 40.5mm, at the bottom is a round locket that once has a photo placed inside, will make it so much more personal and special to the person who wears it.
Still in superb condition even after all these years, this antique brooch is destined to always get the admiration that it rightly deserves.
Antique mid-Victorian brooch
Antique mid-Victorian brooch hand engraved and fitted with a photo locket. This antique brooch dates from the 1860's and was made in 15 carat yellow gold.
What is 15 carat gold?
15 carat gold was an official gold carat used in England from 1854 until 1931. This is a relatively short time for a gold carat, and was changed to 14 carat to compare with the many countries in Europe market that uses 14 carat gold as a standard.
Where is the best antique jewellery store in Sydney?
Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. With over thirty five years experience in dealing in antique jewellery, we also have two watchmakers on site and are an authorised OMEGA watch service centre.
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