ANTIQUE VICTORIAN FLORAL PIQUE BROOCH 18CT GOLD SILVER CIRCA 1860
An exquisite Antique mid-Victorian Pique brooch dated Circa 1860. The brooch is fashioned from Tortoise Shell and features a Pique bouquet of 18ct Gold and Silver flowers across the front haloed in a decorative border.
Tortoise shell was often used as a base for Pique jewellery which is a technique in which Gold or Silver is expertly inlaid into the material to form a decorative pattern or image.
This is a highly collectable piece of history and a true work of art. It has been beautifully preserved, and the workmanship is in excellent condition and intact.
WEIGHT: 8.4 grams
MEASURES: Width 39mm x Height 39mm x Depth 8mm
METAL: 18ct Yellow Gold/ Silver
AGE: Victorian, Circa 1860
ITEM NUMBER: 5100