This unusual antique Victorian period brooch features a delicately carved stag deer in mother of pearl, set inside a 14K yellow gold twisted ribbon frame and oak leaf at the base. The setting is unmarked. The metal tests positive for at least 14K gold content. It actually tests weakly positive at 18K but holds strong at 14K. The back of the brooch has an old fashioned T hinge and pin stem.
This brooch weighs 7.41 gr. It measures 1.5" x 2".
Condition is good.
The 3 dimensional carving of the deer is very finely done.
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