A rare example of Georgian jewelry, this crown brooch, which is quite weighty, originally was meant to be worn as a hair crown, possibly a wedding jewel. Immaculate condition, this Georgian jewel is in a crown design set with many differently shaped rock crystals all with a distinct black dot in their closed back silver setting.
The master jeweler used many differently shaped hand cut rock crystals, at least 7 different shapes. I have never seen another Georgian jewel with so many different shaped gems! Each stem or blossom design is cupped in their silver closed back settings shooting up from a curved row of 11 rectangle crystals.
Truly a work of Georgian jeweler's art, unsigned, the jewel is either English in origin or quite possibly French. It measures approximately 3" across at the bottom and at the highest point 1 1/2" and was made in year of 1780.
I purchased it from another RL dealer, who told me she bought it from a well known historical jewelry collector. I bought it to wear for my wedding, as the jewel crown on top pinned into my long veil with a blusher over it, but when those wedding plans didn't pan out, I decided I could sell it. (If that old flame, my ex-husband, ever does come back around again, and who knows? If we can work it out again.... again and again and again I end up going around with that guy! then I will take it out of my shop and keep it for myself then hand it down to one of my nieces since my daughter is already been married with two grown sons.
(Box in photo 2 is for display only, jewel will arrive in it's own gold foil jewelry box with silk ribbon)
Item ID: 99
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