A Victorian festoon brooch. Made of 15ct gold. Of cartouche shape decorated with leaves, corded wire and bead work detail. The centre set with a garnet and rock crystal set cluster. With attached Brazilian link festoon chains and a tassel. The reverse set with a glazed compartment for hair or a photograph. Circa 1860. Measurements, length ( top of brooch to end of tassel ) 2 3/8" ( just under 6 cm ), width 1 5/8" ( 4 cm ), depth 1/2" ( 1.3 cm ). Condition, Very Good. The gold has been acid tested as 15ct gold. A good quality example of an 1860s festoon brooch.
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