A handkerchief brooch pin of gold and foil-set purple paste stones bordering a crystal panel mounted over hair, David star, edged by gold work; the stones are in cut-down closed setting; c.1800
Normally memorial brooches contain a lock of hair, a miniature painting of an eye but we never came across a brooch like this. We think we see, on an embroidered pink background, in white hair or white fine textile a Star of David and the center of this star is dark hair (we think).
Antique jewelry object group: brooch
Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of British origin.
Style: Georgian - Georgian style is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom—who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.
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Period: ca. 1800
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Source of inspiration: Romanticism
Theme: embroidered Star of David
Material: 8K red gold
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Precious stones: 12 purple amethyst colored strass stones (also called paste)
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Birthstones: Amethyst is the birthstone (or month stone) for February.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Condition: excellent condition
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Dimensions: width 2.26 cm (0.89 inch)
Weight: 5.00 gram (3.21 dwt)
Reference Nº: 09357-4302
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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