Victorian 15ct Gold Castellani Style Ruby and Diamond Brooch
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A beautiful example of late Victorian 'Castellani' style wirework in 15ct yellow gold. The whole of this stunningly intricate brooch has been cleverly cut, twisted, granulated and and constructed by hand, its inspiration the historic Etruscan jewels found in tombs in Italy in the 1820's.
Measuring 4.5cm in length and set with delicious hand cut jewels; two wonderful Indian Rubies and an old brilliant cut Diamonds, the effect is most beautifully attractive. It still has the delightful bloom from mercury gilding and is in pristine condition, complete with safety chain. Hallmarked in Chester, unfortunately we cannot make out the actual year.