*Victorian era 1850 British colorful round Pendant brooch in 18 kt yellow gold with enameled Putti
Antique Victorian pendant brooch with enamel
Beautiful and colorful piece, created in the United Kingdom during the Victorian era (1840-1901), circa 1850. It was carefully crafted with Etruscan revival patterns in solid yellow gold of 18 karat. Embellished, with hot enamel, Depicting the walking figure of a winged Putti with a blue ribbon. symbolism of a child birth
Suited at the reverse, with a single hinged horizontal stem pin bar with a lock to wear as a brooch and a hook to hang into a chain
Have a weight of 7.9 grams and a diameter measure of 35 mm (1.38 Inches).
Tested for .750/.999 18 kt gold.
The Victorian, era is one of the most influenced and influential periods of antique jewelry. This period is defined by the British monarch, in this case, Alexandrina Victoria, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as the Empress of India, years 1837-1901. There are 3 sub-periods within this era. First, the early, Romantic period, which is soaked in traditions, natural motifs in gold and silver, clear stones only being worn during the day and colored gems by night.
The second being the Grand or mourning period, which coincides with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert the consort, who died in December of 1861. This period included large, dark, somber, dramatic jewelry, with a lot of black onyx, jet wood, amethyst, garnet and gold. This lasted until 1880's, when the aesthetic period of jewelry began.
The Late or third stage of the Victorian period, use more complex and feminine motifs, returning to the natural, including many floral and celestial designs, with more decadent gemstones, lasting until the turn of the century. The Victorian era of jewelry includes many movements found in other countries, including revivals such as the Etruscan the Roman and the Egyptian as well as the Art Nouveau, Liberty style and Arts and Crafts design movements which lead into the beginning of the twentieth century.
It is in perfect condition, with retains of all the original aged patina, never cleaned or polished.
INVENTORY REF: P0000CREX.1899