A Victorian Pearl And Ruby Peacock Brooch/pendant
A Victorian pearl and ruby peacock brooch/pendant, in the form of a peacock with its tail fanned, set with one hundred-eighteen pearls, and a ruby-set eye, all mounted in 18ct gold and silver, with detachable pendant bail, circa 1880, measuring approximately 4.5 x 3.2cm, gross weight 12.7 grams. This brooch is in excellent condition. Unmarked, tested as 18ct gold and silver.
A charming Victorian peacock brooch/pendant, made in around 1880. Peacocks have been popular symbols of wealth and luxury for centuries but were popularized in Victorian Britain by the textile designer William Morris, who designed a peacock-printed wallpaper in 1878. This resplendent peacock pendant is made from 18ct yellow gold and set throughout with shimmering, gleaming pearls. The eyes of the peacock are bright and glinting rubies. This piece can also be worn as a brooch, making it a versatile piece.
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.