SOLD - Victorian, Gold & Enamel Miniature Of A Great Dane/Dog, by WB Ford, Dated 1875
A fantastic piece of history, this bar brooch features a handsome canine who has been meticulously hand-painted on a circular enamel plaque. The miniature has been set into an open-backed 9ct gold collet, rope setting and mounted on a bar brooch.
Hand signed on the reverse of the plaque is 'W B Ford 1875'.
William Bishop Ford (1832-1922) was born in London 3 May, 1832, the son of Michael and Agnes Ford.
He was a student of William Essex who was famous for his dog enamels.
Measurements: 22.5 x 63mm
Hallmarks: Not hallmarked, but tested as 9carat gold and signed by maker (see above).
Condition: Good antique condition, some fine scratches on the enamel (visible only with a jeweller's loupe)
Date: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Product code: BR699
Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the description. All items are Antique, Vintage and/or Pre-owned and will naturally have signs of wear & tear commensurate with age. Antique boxes are for display purposes only unless otherwise stated the item will be sent in a Leatherette & Velvet box.
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