A Victorian brooch. Made of 15ct gold. Of circular shape, the middle set with a blue enamelled dome decorated with a star set with a seed pearl. Framed by a border decorated with a crimped wreath design and corded wire edges. The reverse containing a silver glazed compartment containing a photograph of a dog. In original fitted case labelled on the silk lining of the lid J Turner, Jeweller to the Queen and Royal Family. Circa 1865. Measurements, diameter 1 1/16" ( 2.7 cm ), depth ( just over 1/2") 1.4 cm. Condition, Very Good, some scratching to the reverse ( consistent with age ). The gold has been acid tested as 15ct gold. A good quality cased 1860s brooch from a Royal Jeweller. There is a Demi-Parure, brooch and earrings in the British Museum in a case labelled J Turner, Jeweller to the Queen and Royal Family, 58 and 59 New Bond Street, London. See The Art of the Jeweller, A Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum. 1984. Catalogue no 648.
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