FINE ANTIQUE 15K GOLD MICRO MOSAIC SPANIEL DOG BROOCH LOCKET BACK c1840
An antique micro mosaic; finely hand crafted to depict a spaniel-type dog, set in a polished black glass surround, and a 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mount for wear as a brooch, with a hinged glass locket compartment to the back.
A beautiful example...extremely collectable & very wearable!
CONDITION: All original and generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few tiny blemishes to glass (original to manufacture), one very faint surface scratch/blemish at 9 o'clock - see pictures. Glass to locket loose, easily secured by a jeweller.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1830/40. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 56 x 48 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. 36.9 grams.