Beautiful Early Victorian drop brooch in it's original fitted leather case with a Jeweler's identification on the lid, W. Batty & Sons from Manchester England. This was purchased in England. The piece tests 15ct gold, which is the plating. Four very large white topaz (tested) faceted gems measure: 17mm x 12mm, two at 12mm x 10mm and the bottom stone at 15mm x 10mm. Large, highly faceted oval stones. The ornate scroll design of both the top and bottom of the brooch include detailed engravings. The fitted case is leather, the inside blue velvet, wear to both and will come with the purchase. Exquisite piece. Measures 3.25 x 2.25, weight 18 grams. Circa: 1870
The British Museum provides the following information on the maker:
William Batty (clockmaker/watchmaker; British; Male; 1823 - fl.1920s) also known as Batty, William; Batty, William & Son.
Address: 1 Cross Street, Manchester Market Street Manchester
Biography: Clockmakers, watchmakers & jewellers. The company founded by William Batty (1823 - 1893), mayor of Manchester 1888-9.
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