Antique Art Nouveau English 15K gold fully hallmarked c.1901 ornate brooch with appliqued buds, leaves, and a pod busting open with natural seed pearl 'seeds'. CASED IN A FITTED era correct European velvet push button box is being offered for your consideration. The exquisite brooch AND ITS CASE are both in excellent condition AND BOTH brooch and case are being offered for the same price. This beauty is a fresh arrival from across the pond and knowing that many of our collectors like their antiques just that, we took an artist brush an dusted it only to complete the photographs, if you would like a shinier brooch, please take this one to a jeweler for a professional cleaning, the 117 year old natural seed pearls should be handled with a little special care. I'd prefer leaving that to a professional (usually this can be done by a jeweler, not a jewelry store for a nominal fee). That not to say this one is dirty, its clean it is just not 'new', shiny. It bears the number 15 and 625 hallmarks for its 15 carat fineness of gold, as well as, the Chester, England and 1901 marks and the goldsmith's mark of F.B., whom is unknown to us. The brooch measures 1 13/16 inches or 46 cm long by 3/8 inch wide; it weighs 2.78 grams or 0.10 ounces / 0.09 ounces troy. The fitted case has a silk interior liner in the top and a gold / tan velvet bottom which is raised in the center with a slit for the pin back to fit snugly in, allowing the brooch to be held in place for display; the exterior of the case is 'velvet' and its color is royal blue or royal purple depending on the lighting, the case is opened with a European style push button and measures 2 3/4 inches by 1 1/4 inches and is 1 1/8 inches tall. The brooch has the Victorian typical pinned pin and an opened 'C' hook clasp. A true treasure as a gift or treat for yourself. REMEMBER SPECIAL DATES for her are coming up soon! (K1260)
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