A Victorian Circular Enamel Brooch With Lady’s Head
A Victorian circular enamel and diamond brooch, the centre an enamelled lady’s head with rose diamond detail, within a rose diamond border, mounted in 18ct yellow gold with a pierced gallery, circa 1860, measuring approximately 2.6cm in diameter, gross weight 5.7 grams.
A wonderfully expressive and detailed brooch. Created in the mid-Victorian era, this brooch exemplifies the Victorian craze for Ancient Egypt. In 1867, many Egyptian artifacts was displayed at the Exposition Universalle in Paris, igniting a popularity for Egyptian motifs. This brooch features a fabulously detailed enamel head in profile, wearing a colourful and bright Egyptian style robe. The lovely head is surrounded by a boarder of lively rose cut diamonds. This fine brooch would be stunning worn on a jacket lapel or silk scarf.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.