Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Brooch Ollivant And Botsford With Box
A remarkable antique Victorian Etruscan revival brooch made by established Manchester based jewellers Ollivant & Botsford in the late 19th Century. The piece consists of a large, knot with a domed centre, layered in sky-blue enamel and topped with a star and pearl. Two chain festoons also hang from the bottom along with two long droppers, each fitted with thorn tassels.
Etruscan revival pieces were crafted in the late 1800s after ancient Etruscan jewellery was unearthed in tombs outside of Rome, beginning a fascination with the style and giving birth to these beautiful pieces which were crafted in the same grand and elaborate fashion.
The piece is fashioned in 18ct gold and fitted with a pin on the back along with a secret locket, complete with rim and window ready to house a small photograph or memento.
It’s a rare antique find and has remained in pristine condition along with its original brown leatherette box featuring a magenta velvet interior and the maker’s insignia under the lid.
We recommend you insure for £3,000. We can provide a written Valuation on completion of the sale.
WEIGHT: 24.2 grams
MEASURES: Height 37mm (85mm inc. droppers) x Width 37mm x Depth 17mm – Locket 18 x 18mm
METAL: 18ct Gold (Tested)
AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1860 – 1880)
ITEM NUMBER: AJ753
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