Victorian 18ct Gold, Guilloche Enamel & Diamond brooch
Displaying a fantastic attention to detail, this fichu/lace pin has been decorated with a cornflower blue guilloche enamel which details a circular patterned framing of the central rose-cut diamond daisy. The outer edge of the brooch is surrounded by a band of white enamel and framed in a gold milgran edging.
There is a locket on the reverse containing an intricately woven hair panel. Complete with a T-bar and C-clasp fitting. Not hallmarked but tested as 18ct gold.
Guilloché enamelling is a technique, where a lathe is used to cut intricate patterns into the metal, known as engine turning. The powdered enamel is then layered over the metal, and after firing, the transparent enamel lets the design peek through.
Peter Carl Fabergé’s workshop used this technique often when creating his exquisite pieces of jewellery and collectables.
MEASUREMENTS: 20.5 x 20.5mm
WEIGHT: 6.1 Grams
HALLMARKS: as above
CONDITION: Very good - though there is a tiny piece of the rock crystal panel (reverse) missing.
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
PRODUCT CODE: BR725
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