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Scottish Victorian Malachite, Lapis, Gold Stone Pietra Dura Brooch
This is a wonderful example of Scottish Victorian period pietra dura or mixed stone inlay such as malachite, lapis, gold stone, agate, and in a black stone base with brooch back. The inlay is arranged in a target like design with concentric rings and a geometric flower pattern in the center. Some of the stones looks like fossilized specimens. The back is fitted with a simple old fashioned T hinged pin stem and C clasp.
This brooch measures 1.875" in diameter.
Condition: There are 2 chips out of the back of the brooch. Only a tiny bit of the smaller chip is at all visible from the front.
I think this would be considered a specimen brooch, with interesting examples of several types of unusual stones. Collecting and displaying natural specimens was very popular during the Victorian period.
Offers considered, except on Red Tag sale items and on items with final reductions.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Green, Black, Size: No size
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Kathy Turner, Arlington, VA
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