ANTIQUE REGENCY 15K GOLD GARNET & TURQUOISE ROSE GIARDINETTO BROOCH c1820
An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) giardinetto ('little garden') brooch; beautifully made, with yellow & green gold leaves and a woven basket, tiny gold bunches of grapes and set with turquoise cabochons, foiled pink crystals and a deep red garnet. To the back is a small glass locket compartment.
High quality, distinctive and beautiful - both wearable and very collectable!
CONDITION: All original and generally good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A couple of old lead repairs/strengthening visible, of no consequence. Weaves to basket a little dented, small section missing. One leaf bent - please see pictures. Tarnish easily cleaned up.
DATE/MARKS: Early 19th century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 33 x 33 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. 5.9 grams.