UNUSUAL ANTIQUE 15K GOLD ENAMEL PEARL MUSSEL SHELL & LADY BUG BROOCH c1890
An antique solid 14/15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch; beautifully modelled as a mussel shell, decorated with inlaid enamel flowers, applied pearls and an applied ladybird / bug (or similar), set with tiny pearls & turquoise.
A very unusual design...most distinctive, very collectible & so wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear & some enamel loss commensurate with age and use. One pearl reset?
DATE/MARKS: Late 19th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 44 x 24 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. 8.0 grams.