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Antique Pietra Dura, Butterfly Brooch in 15ct Gold

Sale price£430.00
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Beautiful Victorian Pietra Dura brooch featuring a striking butterfly design c1860s

The decorative Art of Pietra Dura originated in Italy, with much of the best work being done in Florence in the 19th Century. It is a highly skilful technique of inlaying hard stone mosaics to create patterns and designs, often very elaborate and intricate.

This brooch of oval form, features a beautiful multi coloured butterfly, a very charming piece in lovely condition, the frame is solid 15ct Gold with a hand etched textured detailing to the surround.

The brooch closes with a simple pin and c clasp (in base metal)

Unmarked, XRF tested as solid 15ct Gold frame

Weight: 11.9 grams

Dimensions: 41mm wide x 31mm high x 3.8mm depth

Condition: Very good antique condition, the pin has quite a lot of play on the hinge due to its hand made nature, this does not effect the brooch when in use, it closes as it should on the c clasp. The hardstones have a lovely mellowed, aged patina

Antique Pietra Dura, Butterfly Brooch in 15ct Gold
Antique Pietra Dura, Butterfly Brooch in 15ct Gold Sale price£430.00