Exquisite Antique Art Nouveau Victorian Sash Pin Brooch Red Stone Faux Pearls

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 06, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House
Exquisite Antique Sash Brooch
This beautifully designed brooch features a light red marquise cut stone surrounded by an overlay of intricate filigree fretwork. Sculpted leaves , flowers, butterflies, curls, and a central scroll give this piece a truly regal look.
The petals and butterflies are finely chased and milgrained with extraordinary detail. The filigree fretwork features additional milgrain workmanship. Each flower has a tiny prong set seed pearl (which I assume are faux). The gold fretwork appears to sparkle against the more matte brushed gold background.
The brooch measures approximately 3 -1/8" x 2-1/8" .
The pin stem is slightly bent, and the gilding has some small areas of oxidation and light surface scratches. The stone has a few very tiny flea bites along the edge of the top side facets, but these are so tiny that they I can only see them with a magnifier.
A magnificent piece of metallic art. Rich in history, fine workmanship, and design.
This is a fine piece to add to your period collection.
My brooches are antique and have been worn. All of them show some signs of age & wear. Also, I do not clean my pieces since many people prefer the original patina.
Thanks for looking.
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