A lovely antique Victorian Scottish Agate Brooch in the shape of a lover's knot which is set with 4 pieces of malachite in sterling silver, which has a lovely chased pattern around the malachite. The Brooch is not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. The Brooch comes with a safety chain.
The Brooch measures just over 2 inches side to side and 1 1/8 inches top to bottom. It fastens with an extended tube hinged pin and 'C' clasp.
In excellent condition for its age - one of the larger pieces of malachite is a replacement, although only really noticeable due to a slightly more polished finish. The other large piece of malachite has what looks like a crack or natural flaw, but it is obvious that it was originally set into the brooch this way as the black color cement used to hold the stone in place extends through this crack. It is quite impossible to notice with the naked eye. There are also 2 small breaks in the silver at the end of 2 of the pieces of malachite, although again these are not very obvious to the naked eye and do not detract from this stunning piece.
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