A Late Victorian Gem-set Butterfly Brooch
A late Victorian gem-set butterfly brooch, the body is a gold spring terminating to a natural pearl, the eyes set with two cabochon-cut rubies, the wings set with two oval-shaped rubies estimated to weigh 0.35 carats in total, two square-cut emeralds estimated to weigh 0.1 carats in total and forty rose-cut diamonds estimated to weigh 1 carat in total, all set in platinum and 18ct yellow gold back, bearing French import gold mark, circa 1900, measuring approximately 2.1 x 1.9 cm, gross weight 3.9 grams. French marks, tested as 18ct and platinum. Victorian brooch in excellent condition.
A late Victorian novelty brooch in the form of a butterfly. With bright jewels and a sprung body and wings that can grip onto clothing, this is a fun little piece made for a fashionable young lady in the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign
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.