Antique Victorian Aesthetic Period 9K Rose & Yellow Gold, Ruby & Pearl Watch Pin Brooch
This stunning antique Victorian watch brooch from the Aesthetic period is crafted from 9K rose and yellow gold. The central circle is rose gold, with a 6 pointed star set with small rubies and seed pearls, and framed with twisted gold wire. the pin itself is acid washed yellow gold, giving the brooch a delicate matt texture. The brooch is embellished with applied leaves, vines and flowers. The border dots are rose gold, as is the watch pin, which is quite substantial. Although the original tube hinge remains, the clasp and pin bar have been expertly replaced circa 1920's judging from the clasp style. The brooch is marked 375 for 9k gold, and hallmarked. The brooch measures 1 3/4 by just a hair under 1". Other than the replaced clasp, it is in excellent original condition. The brooch weighs 4.1 grams.