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I trade in small silver, jewellery and objets d'art. I sell primarily at antiques fairs and in cabinets in an antique centre in Dorking. I try to find unusual and interesting stock and like to keep turning it over, so I can buy more. Postage and packing are free within the UK - unless explicitly stated otherwise. All fine jewellery will be supplied with a box. If the box/case is described in the text, it will be the one photographed, but may not be if it is not mentioned explicitly. I keep hardly any stock at home, if you want to buy something and need it urgently, I will usually do it the next day, but it may take me some time to respond if you need extra photographs and/or details about the piece that I do not have to hand, as I typically visit the antiques centre just once a week.


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Unusual Victorian 15ct Brooch Set Diamond & Cowrie Shells

Ref: B320 / LA207716

£280

$345 - €312

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Description

A unique, beautifully hand-crafted love-brooch. To the centre is a heart-shaped cut-out set with a fair-sized old-cut diamond (ca 3mm). Around this, an outer heart band is claw-set with seven, small, ridged cowrie shells. This central motif is overlaid on a pair of crossed arrows with two further claw-set shells to either side. To the back is a simple pin- and-hook clasp and a stamp "15ct".

About 1880. Overall 50x20mm - 6.6gm. This piece is offered for sale in a period box - pictured.


Measurements

Height : 20 mm

Width : 50 mm

Weight : 6.6 g

Declaration

SW15Collectables has clarified that the Unusual Victorian 15ct Brooch Set Diamond & Cowrie Shells (B320 / LA207716) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being ca 1880.

Condition

Excellent condition. There is nothing material that detracts from aesthetics or function. The observations below are intended for completeness and transparency. See photos. No visible loss or damage to the shells. Minor surface wear and scratches consistent with light use.

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