This immaculate Austro-Hungarian brooch is a rare mid 19th century example featuring flat cut garnets, pearls, and Persian turquoise cabochons. Austro-Hungarian jewelry is highly coveted in today’s market as the sterling/gilt construction with elaborate hand etching and precise lapidary setting is an exercise in the celebration of craftspersonship. This well loved brooch maintains whispers of white and black enamel, recalling 15th century Renaissance crown jewels, a mandala style construction with silver branches radiating from the central pearl focal point and a hand finished reverse, pain painstakingly etched millimeter by millimeter to render this rare brooch a beautiful jewel-set flower. Perfect for any collection, large or small.
Materials and Features:
Gold over sterling silver, turquoise, garnet, pearl
Circa 1870, Austro-Hungarian
Weight: 16.20 grams
Dimensions: 42mm x 42mm
Condition: There is wear to the top layer of gold. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.
Gold Over Sterling Austro-Hungarian Garnet, Turquoise, Pearl Brooch