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Antique 15 Karat Gold Diamond and Black Enamel Lock and Key Brooch Pin, 1880s

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A 15k yellow gold black enamel diamond lock and key brooch - a late 19th century pin of a unique design of a padlock decorated in black enamel with an old cut diamond set within the key hole and suspended below a black enamel bar brooch with screw motifs to each end and a gold key bound to the bar by a band of seven rose cut diamonds. The motifs used in this brooch are typical of this period when jewellery was laden with symbolism and was made to express romantic sentiments and be seen as a token of love - finished with a C clasp fitting to the back - marked with unidentified makers marks ( 2) - weight of diamond 1=0.16cts - total weight 15.82grms - overall dimensions 54 x 36mm - c.1880 Europe Accompanied by an Independent Retail Replacement Valuation Certificate verifying the materials have been independently examined and, where possible, tested to be as stated.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Romantic
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1880
  • Period
    1880-1889
  • Metal
    15k Gold
  • Stone
    Diamond
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    This brooch is in excellent condition with no damage, losses or repairs to the enamel and shows only very minor evidence of wear or use
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    W 1.42 in. x D 2.13 in.W 36 mm x D 54 mm
  • Length
    2.13 in. (54 mm)
  • Weight
    15.82 g
  • Seller Location
    Sydney, AU
  • Seller Reference Number
    CBC3055
  • Reference Number
    LU168127789712
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