A Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation boxA Late Victorian Demantoid Garnet And Diamond BroochA Late Victorian Demantoid Garnet And Diamond BroochA Late Victorian Demantoid Garnet And Diamond Brooch

A Late Victorian Demantoid Garnet And Diamond Brooch

A late Victorian demantoid garnet and diamond brooch, the naturalistically modelled lizard encrusted with rose-cut diamonds estimated to weigh 0.7 carats in total, and embellished to the spine with a row of nine graduated oval mixed-cut demantoid garnets, all silver set to a yellow gold mount, circa 1890, measuring approximately 6×1.9cm, gross weight 6.3 grams.

A wonderful late Victorian brooch in the shape of a lizard. Brooches in the shape of naturalistically formed insects and reptiles became popular in the late nineteenth century, and this realistically crafted lizard is a wonderful example of this style. The lizard is set throughout with glinting diamonds, with a line down its back of lime-green demantoid garnets. The eyes are set with glinting rubies and the lizard’s feet are naturalistically carved from yellow gold.

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.

No. 24997M

£6,950