Lot 2196 - 07 Nov 2017
Autumn Fine Auction
A gold, sapphire and diamond set brooch, designed as a crescent, fitted with a safety chain and a gold and amethyst set oval brooch front, glazed with a hair locket compartment at the centre, within a surround of ten oval cut amethysts, within a beaded border, the back with an inscription (the brooch fittings lacking), (2).
Crescent brooch: pin to safety chain is later, base metal. The sapphires vary slightly in colour and cut, three have small chips to their upper facets, all have inclusions, some are paler and with visible rutile. The diamonds vary in cut, one has a significant chip removing all of one side, four have small chip to the edge of the table facet. All diamonds are significantly included. Some claws to the setting have been re-tipped, some still require re-tipping. 2.4cm wide. Gross weight 4gms.
Amethyst brooch front: the amethysts are of medium to pale colour saturation, with significant inclusions throughout, areas of colour zoning, slight scratching to table facets. Two claws are missing from the central hair compartment. The glazing is possibly replaced, some surface damage to the glazing. Solder repairs in one or two places to rear. There is a half-oval of metal, the function of which is unclear, to the back, covering half of one amethyst. 3cm wide. Gross weight 5.6gms.