Extraordinary early Victorian coral brooch, 15k gold, with carved dog, cornuto hands, and a cornicello. A mastiff dog lies horizontally on the gold pin; this supports a ring with a fancy chain from which two cornuto hands and a cornicello dangle.

The dog is masterfully carved with details of snout, ears, haunches, a paw, and tail. It measures 3/4" long, so it is little but powerful.

Two hands with outstretched and clasped fingers show great details as well, fingernails and palm lines. They are cuffed in gold. One hand is 1/2" and the other almost 5/8". There is no finger breakage.

The gold cuffed cornicello is 1/2", nicely curved, and is missing the end tip.

This wonderful piece measures 1-5/8" from top to bottom and it weighs 2.6g. It shows gentle age-commensurate wear, see photos. Keep in mind that it is small and delicate and the elements are generally tiny. Just a beautiful, well preserved, Victorian treasure!

ITEM ID
PVB-02992
TYPE
Fine
COLOR
Gold, Orange
STONE
Coral
STYLE
Victorian
ITEM SIZE
Tiny elements, 1-5/8" long
ITEM TYPE
Antique
MATERIAL
14K Gold

Laurie Steig Vintage Jewelry

Victorian Coral Brooch with Chain, a Dog, Cornicello, and Two Cornuto Hands, 15k Gold

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