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Antique Georgian Victorian 14k Gold Foil Paste Flower Pendant Brooch Pin For Sale
Antique Georgian Victorian 14k Gold Foil Paste Flower Pendant Brooch Pin
This sale is for a charming and colorful, 14k gold and paste flower pendant brooch, that is from the late Georgian or early Victorian era.This piece is not marked but tests positive for 14k solid gold. This piece is both a pendant and a brooch measuring 1 1/4" in diameter and is a bit shy of 1/4" thick. The pinback works smoothly and securely and looks original to the piece. This pendant is unique for its sweet floral design that has multicolored foiled paste stones as petals and a central dark garnet colored paste stone at the center that is 7mm in diameter. I think its possible that the "petals" are actually natural crystal, sometimes they would foil and color natural crystal, but I can't say for certain as I didn't take this piece to the gemologist. There is one dent at the back of the pendant which does darken that "petal" but it is a modest amount that is noticeable mainly on inspection. My guess is that originally the colors of this brooch were more vibrant and that over time they have faded or aged somehow and the color slightly irregular and "streaky" even within one stone. Having said that the piece still has a lot of color and is in vibrant contrast with the gold setting. The foiling has a tiny bit of wear but not too much - there is just a hint of darkening and discoloration that is noticeable when examined close up. The gold "rivets" along the edge of the pendant are intact, there are none missing, and they give the pendant a nice subtle texture. There are no chips to the paste, the surfaces are smooth and fresh looking, with just a slight amount of dulling to the faceting along the edges. Overall this is a charming and colorful, 14k gold and paste flower pendant brooch, that is from the late Georgian or early Victorian era that is in very good condition.There are many more beautiful pieces up for sale this month so please view my other items for the full selection.Shipping All jewelry is carefully wrapped and shipped in boxes to ensure that your vintage piece arrives safely. United States Packages are sent via USPS First Class mail for a flat fee of $2.85 which includes tracking and full insurance. Shipping charges are combined for multiple items purchased with no extra fees. Items shipped within California are subject to California state tax which is 8.75%. International Oxford Jewel ships world wide via USPS First Class mail for a flat fee of $4.00 except for items where the final sale value is over $150.00. Items over $150.00 are sent via USPS International Priority Mail for $27.00. The final sale value will be declared on the package and the shipment will be fully insured with a tracking number.
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Antique Georgian Victorian 14k Gold Foil Paste Flower Pendant Brooch Pin : $634