Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu to include the personal archive of Louis Osman, goldsmith and architect (27 March 2018)

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Date of Auction: 27th March 2018

Sold for £300

Estimate: £300 - £500

A mid Victorian silver gilt and enamel brooch and earring suite, circa 1870s-1880s, the brooch and earpendants of Celtic cross design, with pierced and engraved decoration, the central raised cross motifs highlighted with white enamel, with half pearls set terminals, the earrings accented with central rose-cut diamonds and the brooch with a central mixed-cut ruby, the brooch with glazed hairwork panel verso, the earrings suspended from later hook fittings, original screw back fittings included, in original shaped fitted case, brooch width 49mm. £300-500

Condition Report

The pearls and ruby show some general surface wear, but are present and correct. The mounts show light surface wear and the engraved detail is still fairly crisp. The enamel dial shows light surface wear, but no major damage or loss. The glazed work panel is in quite good condition. Earring drop diameters 28.5mm.