Antique Victorian European 15K Gold Pearl Persian Turquoise Brooch Pin 6.7g
Magnificent Antique Victorian 15K Yellow Gold Pin/Brooch featuring (6) persian turquoise cabochons and (12) natural genuine pearls
Silvery gray and luscious creamy pearls, graduating in color shade and size. The Turquoise dangles are in tubular elongated settings perfectly weighted so as any movement causes them to flutter and ‘dance’ as if they are vibrating.
At the top, the open-work finial is designed and constructed to allow a thin chain to be threaded thru and worn as a pendant, if desired.
I have researched this treasure to no avail and cannot ascertain its origin. It has persian, french and indian characteristics that have sent me to all corners and cannot say with certainty. Then, there is the unusual pin clasp that resembles a safety pin of sorts with a triangular pin guard. The style is similar to very early safety pins. Many of my fellow dealers are also stumped by this unusual pin clasp.
I decided that if I wanted to offer this in my shop, I better conclude that I cannot conclude its origin and let it just be mysterious… And so you have it…
Weight is 6.7 grams (a solid little piece)
Measurements: 1 1/4” x 1 3/8”