16th Sep, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST
A Victorian Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond and Split Pearl Butterfly Brooch
set throughout with round and oval cut sapphires and rubies, split pearls and rose cut diamonds, in white and yellow claw settings
measures 4.4cm by 3.1cm
Sold for £380
Estimated at £400 - £600
The brooch is in good condition, commensurate with age. It has a pin and C-hook catch and features a (later) safety chain, and the clasp is detachable. It bears no hallmark, nor stamps but in our opinion it would test as silver and gold. The approximate qualities of the diamonds are; caratweight 0.25, colour I/J/K, clarity I1/I2/I3. Gross weight 11.8 grams. CR made 27.07.23.
Auction: Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 16th Sep, 2023
Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sales bring together a wide a range of affordable period and modern jewellery, vintage and collectable watches, and silver from the 18th to 21st century.
Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th September 10am-4pm, and the morning of the sale from 8am
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