This beautiful late Victorian brooch dates circa 1900.
Made from pressed horn with a stunning pique design, incorporating 9ct gold (tested) and silver inlay, with abalone shell & faux seed pearls.
In classical antiquity, the cornucopia or horn of plenty was a symbol of abundance and nourishment. Here it is lavishly depicted in gold, overflowing with produce in silver, abalone & pearl. Beautifully hand crafted.
Original metal pin and 'c' catch to back, in good working order.
Measurements: 34mm by 24mm.
In good antique condition; please view all the photographs to appreciate.
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