Exquisite, rolled gold Victorian love knot brooch, circa 1860s. This is a massively proportioned antique brooch, we have never seen another bigger!
The gold entwined love knot is engraved in a romantic pattern of forget-me-nots with applied accents of acanthus leaves and beads. The center features 3 three large sized oval paste amethysts that are beautifully faceted and collet and claw set.
A very ornate brooch and wonderfully detailed it has a very sturdy heavy duty long pin stem, t-hinge and c-clasp.
There is no wear to the thick gold overlay so this actually looks and feels like a solid gold brooch and it benefits from having the original decorative safety chain. A beautiful sentimental jewel with lots of presence and plenty of age to it, the perfect love token! Please note the antique box is for display only.
MATERIALS: Rolled gold/gold filled
GEMSTONES: Paste (glass) amethysts 15x12mm, equivalent gemstone size approx. 3 carats each.
MEASUREMENTS: 3" long, 1-3/4" tall (75x45mm). Safety chain 3-3/4" long.
WEIGHT: 25 grams
DATE: Circa 1860 - Victorian "grand period"
CONDITION: Very, very good with expected signs of age but no wear to the gold overlay and the glass stones damage free. The pinback is in perfect working order with the hinge showing no signs of wear.
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