Antique Edwardian rose cut diamond baby chick brooch

The brooch, or pin in this case, (pins are smaller versions of brooches) has been a popular form of adornment for centuries and was introduced more for practical reasons to begin with, to pin specific garments together. Since the Medieval times, manufacture concentrated even more so on the combination of practicality and fashion - for example mourning brooches in the Georgian and Victorian periods or lavaliers in the Art Nouveau movement. During the Edwardian period, circa 1905, this little fellow was made, I imagine as a gift from husband to wife for the spring season and was used most probably to pin her garments together or to adorn a hat.

This sweet baby chick is made in 18 carat yellow gold (acid tested) and beautifully hand engraved to accentuate its fluffy feathers and set with a rose cut diamond for its eye. I estimate the diamond to weigh approximately 1 - 2 points. It measures approximately 3/4 x 5/8 inches (Width x Length) and weighs 3.5 grams, perfect to pin to anything you wish it to, and for all occasions. The pin at the back measures approximately 19 mm. The clasp is what is known as a 'C' catch, typically used and handmade between 1850 and 1910 and the style of hinge is typically Edwardian, a narrower design than seen in Georgian and Victorian brooches.

It is in wonderful condition, with no sign of damage or repair - I wish I was in such great shape when I am over 100 years old!! This is a perfect gift for a christening.. a young girls sweet 16th... perhaps an Easter surprise or for a dear loved one's birthday? Really suitable for all occasions!

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Item ID: ER-9

Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Yellow, Size: 3/4 x 5/8 inches

$750 USD

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