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A magnificent testament to Victorian artistry, this 14K yellow gold brooch, doubling as a pendant, hails from around 1850. Its design, reminiscent of Zeeland's scenic landscapes in the Netherlands, showcases an intricate filigree and granule craftsmanship. Encircling the brooch are 55 resplendent rose cut diamonds, arranged in two concentric ovals that radiate a captivating aura. This piece, likely crafted for a distinguished woman, marries the rustic charm of Dutch regional jewellery with the opulence of diamonds, presenting a rare and enchanting spectacle.
Antique jewelry object group: brooch
Condition: good condition (some old repair work on the back that we found good enough and not diminishing its value)
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Dutch origin.
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. 1850
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Material: 14K yellow 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.
More information: Dutch regional jewellery has a distinctive look and easily recognisable for the trained eye. What's interesting about this brooch, which is has hooks at the back so it also can be worn as a pendant, is that it's richly embellished with rose cut diamonds.
To us, this brooch is typically for Zeeland, the most southern province at the shore of the Netherlands. Except for the diamonds: they indicate that it was made especially for a very rich woman from Zeeland. The marvelous combination of filigree and granule work with rose cut diamonds is very unusual; something we haven't seen before.
Diamonds: No less than 55 rose cut diamonds and senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: 4,73 cm (1,86 inch) x 3,63 cm (1,43 inch)
Weight: 16.90 gram (10.87 dwt)
Reference Nº: 13150-0014
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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