ANTIQUE VICTORIAN PERIOD 9K GOLD ESSEX CRYSTAL LADY BUG / BIRD BROOCH c1870
An antique English, solid 9 carat gold bar brooch; beautifully made, and set with a wonderful Essex Crystal (reverse carved and painted crystal cabochon) image of two ladybirds, over a mother of pearl ground.
A high quality, very cute and hugely collectable Victorian pin - would easily make a lovely unusual ring too!
CONDITION: Very good. Slightest signs of wear, under glass discoloured in places - see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870/80. Pin later and tamped 'Patent', '9ct'.
DIMENSIONS: Bar 36 mm long, head 16 x 12 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. 2.7 grams.