The French Jewel Box

fine jewellery since 1905
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Ω RARE AND MAGNIFICENT CIRCA 1860 ESSEX CRYSTAL BROOCH

These were the quintessential jewel of the 1860s and 1870s, and with this feminine subject matter this magnificent example would have been worn with pride by a woman of means.  Comprising an 18ct gold naturalistic frame of snowdrops and forget me nots.  The Essex crystal is larger than usual and backed with mother of pearl.  The carving is deep and very finely done and depicts a European goldfinch alighting on a tree branch.

 

JEWEL NOTES

Circa 1860

18ct yellow gold

Carved rock crystal

Diameter of the Essex crystal is 20mm x 25mm

Overall diameter  30mm x 34mm

C clasp fastening

Weight 13.6gm

 

CODE V650

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