ANTIQUE GEORGIAN HARLEQUIN BROOCH GEMSET PASTE CIRCA 1700
This very early Georgian harlequin gem set paste brooch is absolutely beautiful.
Set with the most striking paste stones that have all been tested in 18ct gold gilt.
The brooch is sterling silver gilded in 18ct gold.
Paste stones sparkle beautifully captivating
the allure of natures beauty.
Paste is a heavy, very transparent
flint glass that simulates the fire
and brilliance of gemstones because it has
relatively high indices of refraction and strong dispersion.
Centre stone is over 10ct with smaller paste stones chasing
around the outer gallery each one is 2 - 3 ct in size.
This really is a very important brooch with little wear.
Excellent all round condition, there is a slight solder mark
on the back this is minimal wear for such an old Georgian brooch
Weighs 16.06 grams
Measures 45mm x 45mm
Centre stone measures 14mm x 17mm
Green paste stones measure 8mm x 8mm
Pink stones measure 9mm x 7mm
Purple stones measure 8mm x 8mm
A stunning collectable harlequin paste Georgian Brooch Circa 1700
ITEM NUMBER 7026