A Late Victorian Fun Monkey Bar Brooch
A late Victorian fun monkey bar brooch, the bar set with rose-cut diamonds either end with a monkey sitting in the centre with rose-cut diamond set body and ruby set eyes, with one hand holding a similarly decorated monkey hanging from the bar, with a chain attached to the tail suspending a swinging baby monkey with rose-cut diamonds and ruby eyes, all set in silver, stamped ‘STERLING’, circa 1900, gross weight 8.4grams.
A charming monkey brooch. The brooch features a monkey sitting on a bar, from which is suspended a further monkey who hangs onto the bar and a third baby monkey that is suspended from a chain on the second monkey’s tail. All three monkeys are set throughout with glittering diamonds and have vivid ruby eyes, and the bar on which the largest monkey rests features additional sparkling diamonds. This playful piece captures the spirit of late-Victorian novelty jewellery, which was intended to charm and delight.
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.