Rare victorian gold brooch with a portrait of a Tyrolean vagabond boy
with turquoise and pearls
This remarkable filigree gold brooch is wrought from 9k rose gold.
The center of the brooch is occupied by masterfully hand painted
enamel on porcelain portrait of a vagabond Tyrolean boy with a flute.
Such porcelain plaques were made in 19th century Austria
(then Austro-Hungarian empire) and were very popular at the period.
The portrait is sitting on the hinged gold plate
which can be swung back (see 2nd picture).
The brooch is adorned with halves of natural pearls
and turquoise cabochons set with bead and bright technique.
The C clasp with tubular hinge is typical for the period.
The needle is hallmarked BC.
Gold purity is acid tested 9K.
Weight is 3.9 grams.
The brooch is 1 1/4” X 13/16”
The portrait is 13.5 mm X 9 mm.
Excellent antique condition commensurate with age.
The jewelry box shown for display only.
The ring will be shipped in a nice velvet jewelry gift box.
Antique Victorian 9k Hand Painted Vagabond Boy Brooch Pin Turquoise Pearl