ANTIQUE ENGLISH 18K GOLD PEARL CARVED AGATE BUTTERFLY CAMEO BROOCH c1835
An antique English, solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mourning brooch; beautifully made, with applied ornate repoussé motifs set with lustrous pearls, around a hand carved onyx butterfly cameo. With an inscription around a glass locket to the back, reading 'Ann Sherard ob 13 April 1835'.
Such a lovely carving...so collectible & very wearable too!
CONDITION: Very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Pin clasp an old replacement.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1835. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 32 x 27 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. 10.7 grams.