ANTIQUE ENGLISH 15K GOLD SAPPHIRE DIAMOND & PEARL HORSE SHOE BROOCH c1888
An antique English, solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch; beautifully modelled as a horse shoe, and set with bright blue natural sapphires, lustrous pearls and an array of sparkling white old mine & rose cut diamonds. Engraved 'EMP 2 June 1888'.
Lovely quality, so attractive & very collectible...wearable too!
CONDITION: Very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few pearls reset in antiquity. Pin fittings old replacements.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1880/90. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 28 x 26 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 9.2 grams.