Here is an antique brooch from the late 19th century. This piece is from the House of Vever, a French jewelry designer and art collector who lived from (1854-1942). The brooch is hallmarked and stamped. This piece is of museum condition and quality. It is crafted from solid 14 karat rose gold and has not been re-polished and has a natural patina.
Here are the measurements: Side to side 32mm Top to bottom 53 mm Front to back 14mm Total weight: 8.3 grams 14K Rose Gold.
There are 2 stamps on the back; one is a capital block lettered "BH" and the other bears the letters "PIT" Please click on "FAVORITE LINKS" to see a link to a photo album, named "PHOTO BUCKET", I have created for many more pictures of this item. None of these pictures have been edited in any way, not even cropped.
Henri Vever's book "French Jewelry of the 19th Century" is a classic reference work, first published in 1906-08 by a firm called H. Floury, Libraire-Editeur in Paris. Ever since the first publication it has become the Bible of all jewelry experts, buyers, sellers, scholars and historians. Henri Vever was able to talk personally with all the people he writes about (or their followers), and so the book has an unusual degree of authority. (The preceding information came from the Amazon. com website)
The opportunity to purchase an original Vever over the internet is very rare. His pieces of this condition are usually in museums.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all.