A Victorian Emerald, Ruby And Diamond Grasshopper Brooch
A Victorian emerald, ruby and diamond grasshopper brooch, the body, legs and head encrusted with thirty-five rose-cut diamonds estimated to weigh 0.4 carats, and twenty-seven square-cut emeralds, estimated to weigh 1.2 carats, a round faceted ruby eye, all set in silver and 18ct yellow gold, with gold brooch fitting, circa 1870, measuring approximately 4.2 x 1.8cm, gross weight 8.1 grams.
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.