ANTIQUE SWISS 18K GOLD ENAMEL TURQUOISE PEARL & RUBY CROSS BROOCH c1830
An antique Swiss (possible Austro Hungarian?) solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch; beautifully made, with black and white enamel decoration, and set with turquoise cabochons, foiled rubies and pearls.
A deeply beautiful & distinctive antique brooch!
CONDITION: Possibly originally part of a larger piece, converted in antiquity - old solder repair work visible to back. Faint wear to enamel, some distortion to shape. A few tiny nicks to stones, disparity to turquoise colours natural & perfectly normal. Needs a very gentle clean perhaps
DATE/MARKS: Around 1830. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 39 mm square (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 6.9 grams.