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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1044944: Antique Victorian Butterfly Brooch Mabe Pearl Ruby Sapphire Opal

Antique Victorian Butterfly Brooch Mabe Pearl Ruby Sapphire Opal

£1,995    $2,586    €2,369
A fabulous antique Victorian butterfly brooch from the turn of the 20th Century decorated with an abundance of natural opals, blue sapphires and pink rubies across the head and wings, with a large natural mabe pearl abdomen below with a domed centre and bright, silvery lustre.
 
During the late 19th Century many were left longing to reconnect with the beauty of the natural world after the vast urbanisation of Great Britain. This brought about an abundance of romanticised Insect and butterfly pieces, decorated with colourful gemstones to emphasise the beauty and value of nature.
 
It’s a gorgeous piece, fashioned in silver, gilded in 18ct gold with a dazzling rainbow of gems displayed across the front.
 
We recommend you insure for £2,300. We can provide a written Valuation on completion of the sale.
 
 
WEIGHT: 16.7 grams
 
MEASURES: Height 44mm x Width 61mm x Depth 8mm
 
 
METAL: Silver/ 18ct Gold gilt (Tested)
 
 
STONES: Mabe Pearl (28 x 12.5mm), Rubies (approx. 0.90ct), Opals (approx. 1ct), Sapphires (approx. 0.60ct)
 
 
AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1900)
 
 
CONDITION: One small fault to one eye setting and one stone on the right wing has been replaced with a glass ruby but otherwise the piece is in excellent condition for its age.
 
 
ITEM NUMBER: 24-87
 
 
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Internal Reference: 24-87
Antique Number: SA1044944
Dateline of this antique is Victorian
Antique #SA1044944, showcased on this page, originates from the victorian Era. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
   The Victorian Era   
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Laurelle Ltd
Specialists in Antique Jewellery from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods.
Lancashire
United Kingdom
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