Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (5 September 2017)

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Date of Auction: 5th September 2017

Sold for £320

Estimate: £300 - £400

A 19th century ‘nugget’ set brooch, the oval cabochon ‘nugget’ inscribed ‘Ethel, 30 Sepr 1888’, collet set within a ropetwist surround, to an openwork brooch mount, brooch length 28mm. £300-400

Condition Report

The brooch mount is presumed gold, but is unmarked and untested, as is the ‘nugget’. The ‘nugget’ has a slightly irregular surface and shows some wear so the inscription is slightly tricky to read. The brooch fitting clasp has been replaced and this has resulted in a slight repair which is visible from the front of the brooch. Gross weight 15gm.