A gorgeous Imperial Austrian silver brooch set with a reverse-carved Essex crystal depicting a pink rose. Essex crystals were not often used with floral motifs. This example is nicely carved and painted. The back is marked Austria with Austrian hallmarks for 950 silver Diana head 1 A. Vienna. A.A used toward the end of the Imperial era. This large brooch measures 2 1/2 inches by 1 7/8 inch. I have not cleaned the silver.
Diana head 1 A. 1872 Vienna. A.A