Very popular with high status Victorians travelling to Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries fine silver filigree jewellery that still survives today is a relative rarity and this antique figural brooch is an exquisite example!
Crafted in high grade 950 silver the brooch is fashioned as a large bow with 2 asymmetric tassel drops. The beautiful filigree tracery is formed into curves providing dimension that mimics gathers in a ribbon. The centre of the bow is decorated in a flower motif that is tiered with a silver bead on the top adding even more to the dimensional aspect. The tassel drops are equally as ornate with coiled rods dangling from the bottom.
A simple t-hinge and c-clasp complete this exceptional piece that showcases the incredible intricacy of filigree jewellery. Filigree is a delicate form of metal work in silver or gold made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or a combination of both soldered together and arranged in artistic motifs.
Just gorgeous and a must have addition to any antique jewellery collection!
MATERIALS: 950 silver, acid tested
ERA: Victorian 1880
MEASUREMENTS: 2" (50mm) long
WEIGHT: 10.6 grams
CONDITION: In very, very good antique condition, we really cannot see any obvious damage or loss in the very fine wirework, please see photos. The pin back is in perfect working order. A rare survivor, filigree jewelleries' sheer delicacy means that very few genuine antique pieces still exist!
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Materials: 950 Silver.