Lovely and simple Edwardian bar brooch in buttery yellow, 15ct gold. 15ct was discontinued as a gold standard in the UK in 1932 and at 62.5% gold, was reasonably hard, so was used in pieces that had a lot of wear. This brooch maybe fastened a lace collar or was on the jacket lapel of a fine Edwardian lady! The brooch comprises two parallel thin bars with a central feature of an ovoid frame holding a sweet litle flower, the blossom as old-cut peridot in light green and the leaves set with two tiny seed pearls. On either side on this oval are two seed pearls, one on each side.
On the reverse, there is a ring which indicates this could be worn as a pendant. There are no maker's marks as was common at the time, but the 15ct mark is well-rubbed but still legible on the bottom of one of the bars. This can be seen faintly in photo 9!
Length 5 cms x width 1.5cms at widest point. Sorry, antique box is for display purposes only and is not for sale. The brooch will be supplied in a modern jeweller's box as per photo 8.The item "Antique Peridot and Natural Seed Pearl 15 Carat Yellow Gold Bar Brooch/Pin, 2.8g" is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Edwardian (1901-1910)". The seller is "atlantaa" and is located in PERTH.
This item can be shipped worldwide.