Not for the world. Why, man, she is mine own, And I as rich in having such a jewel As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl, The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.

 

William Shakespeare,

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

@ 2019 by Mi Mi Jewellery

A Victorian 15 carat gold brooch with a finely carved coral cameo, a lovely example of the 19th century Etruscan revival movement. Hallmarked in Birmingham, England in 1896, this is an exceptional example of the craftsmanship which thrived in the city at that time. The cameo is most probably Italian, at the time that this brooch was made Italy was the international centre for the carving of cameos, many of which were then exported all over the world to be mounted by jewellers specialising in the craft. Italy was also a major source of finely coloured corals, of which this is a prime example. The brooch has survived in exceptional condition and is a wonderfully preserved example of jewellery history.

Details

  • IN THE STYLE OF

    Victorian

  • PLACE OF ORIGIN

    United Kingdom

  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE

    1896

  • PERIOD

    1890-1899

  • METAL

    15k Gold

  • STONE

    Coral

  • CONDITION

    Good

    See Condition Descriptions

  • CONDITION DETAILS

    Some light scratches according to the age

  • DIMENSIONS

    W 1.08 in. x D 0.58 in.W 27.3 mm x D 14.6 mm

  • LENGTH

    1.89 in. (48 mm)

  • WEIGHT

    9.8 g

  • SELLER LOCATION

    London, GB

  • REFERENCE NUMBER

    LU116817165512

Antique English Etruscan Revival Coral Cameo Brooch in 15 Karat Gold

£1,750.00Price