An impressive and rare antique 14k Victorian pin with three lovely mosaic inlays and intricate gold work.
This beauty has three delicate floral mosaic designs inlaid on black glass or onyx.
The three designs are similar but all different, they are set in bezels and secured with the textured gold loops.
Four seed pearls embellish the center, a plain gold teardrop hangs from the bottom.
The pin has a slight dome, the highest point are the center pearls.
Measures 1&5/8" by 2.25" including the teardrop (which hangs 5/8" from the pin). The mosaics are each 11/16" by .5" (17mm by 14mm).
It closes with the old C catch and hinged tube pin stem which exceeds the length of the pin- a testament to its age. The pin stem is not gold.
Total weight is 12.6 grams.
Overall condition is excellent, no damage and minimal wear.
Unmarked, the gold tested 14k with acid.
An extraordinary antique Victorian mosaic pin c1850-1870.
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