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A Dutch Victorian brooch, circa 1860, displays the period's intricate design sensibilities. Composed of silver set atop 14K yellow gold, the brooch is adorned with 109 rose cut diamonds, set on foil to accentuate their lustrous quality. While the diamond weight is not specified, the craftsmanship promises splendour. This piece, in very good condition, carries a hallmark of the letter "i", indicating its verification as an antique by the Dutch assay office between 1906 and 1953.
Antique jewelry object group: brooch
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: Netherlands
Style: Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
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Period: ca. 1860
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Material: Silver on top and backed with 14K yellow gold (see explanation on silver on gold).
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Technique: The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Diamond(s): One large and 108 smaller rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: A Dutch hallmark representing the letter "i" (1906-1953) for articles that were already old or antique when given to be checked by the essay office (used from 1906 till 1953).
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Dimensions: 3,56 cm (1,40 inch) x 3,03 cm (1,19 inch)
Weight: 13,70 gram (8,81 dwt)
Reference Nº: 19198-0159
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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