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

A Victorian Garnet And Diamond Lizard Brooch

A Victorian garnet and diamond lizard brooch, the body set with a central row of old brilliant-cut diamonds and two of round faceted garnets, with cabochon ruby-set eyes, diamond-set legs and garnet-set tail, all in silver to yellow gold tail, circa 1880, measuring 1.8 x 5.9cm, gross weight 8.5 grams.

A wonderfully naturalistic brooch in the shape of a lizard. This lizard brooch was made in in the late 19th century and is set throughout with bright green demantoid garnets. Along the lizard’s spine is a row of lively diamonds, and the creature’s eyes are set with cabochon-cut rubies. The detailed legs are carved from yellow gold and feature further glinting diamonds. Jewellery in the shape of animals, particularly lizards and insects, was very popular in the late Victorian period, and this is an exemplary piece. This sparkling and characterful brooch would be the perfect finishing touch for an outfit worn to a smart summer party.

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. 26787M

£9,250