Fantastic 19th century Victorian era brooch. This style is called pique--tortoise shell which has been heated and molded into shape and inset with intricate gold and silver designs.
I have never seen one like this, with a suspended downward crescent moon or double horn in the center.
The pique design is a beautiful intertwining floral depiction, wonderfully utilizing the contrasting gold and silver.
Box is for display purposes only and not included with the listing.
+++ Measurements +++
Approx. 1 3/8" diameter
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with minor age-related wear. There are two tiny missing silver pieces on the right side. Very difficult to notice except on close inspection under magnification.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.