Antique Victorian French Paste Butterfly Brooch Silver. A colourful antique French butterfly brooch from the late 19. Century decorated with glittering old cut clear paste stones across the front with eight coloured pastes on the wings emulating sapphires, rubies, emeralds and citrine's.Insect jewellery became increasingly popular in the late 19. Century as many were left longing to reconnect with the beauty of the natural world after the Industrial Revolution.
This brought about an abundance of romanticised Insect and butterfly pieces, decorated with colourful gemstones to counteract the more mechanised, industrialisation of modern design. The brooch is crafted in silver with gold gilt at the back and fittings that suggest the original pin was removed and replaced with a new pin over time, complete with a French silver boar mark on the catch. It's a wonderful piece that adds a hint of colour and sparkle to any outfit. MEASURES: Height 42mm x Width 52mm x Depth 9mm. MARKS: French Silver boar hallmark.CONDITION: Excellent - Minor wear. Please enquire for more details. Please also include your sales receipt. Unless otherwise stated, any sizing and color assessments attributed to diamonds and colored gemstones are necessarily determined without disturbing the integrity of the piece; therefore, assessments represent close approximations, due to limitations imposed by the mount. We will not consider the opinion of any other 3rd party. Should you feel that your item has been misrepresented then please return the item within 14 days and we will pay for an independent assessment to be carried out by a qualified and experienced gemmologist / antique jewellery expert. VICTORIAN BEAUTIFUL ROSE GOLD GATE BRACELET WITH HEART PADLOCK 1880 (#380733054632). Very clear and rapid communication. ANTIQUE 0.61CT OVAL CUT DIAMOND 18CT GOLD RING (#380781646391). VICTORIAN NECKLACE - MOONSTONE GARLAND STERLING SILVER NECKLACE (#380797163469). The ideal ring of my dreams.
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