Antique brooch designed and crafted by a master goldsmith from the middle 19th century; CASTELLANI quality.
This magnificent 18 karat yellow brooch with delicately applied granulation, twisted wire works and poly-chrome cloisonne enamel works, in the Victorian Etruscan Revival style.
The pin and the "C" hook- catch are original, a security was added later and was adapted in the original system.
For similar examples see "Castellani and Giuliano revivalist jewelers of the 19th century" by Geoffrey C. Munn, Page 84 illustration no. 8.
Period: Victorian, Etruscan Revival circa 1870.
Material: 18-carat yellow gold 8.7 gram (5.57 dwt) acid tested.
Measurements: diameter 31 mm (1.2 inches)
Condition: good antique condition.
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