FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE
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FRANCE 1830 GEORGIAN RARE OVERSIZED BROOCH IN STERLING WITH QUARTZ & PASTE

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FANTASTIC OVERSIZED FRENCH BROOCH. 

A VERY NICE EARLY FRENCH, GEORGIAN PIECE, CREATED AROUND THE 1830'S. IS HAND CRAFTED IN SOLID .830/1000 STERLING SILVER AND SUITED AT THE REVERSE WITH A HINGED HORIZONTAL PIN WITH A HOOK LOCK.

IS EMBELLISHED WITH A MIX OF LARGER QUARTZ GEMS CUTS AND SMALL SIMULATED GEMSTONES IN PASTE.

EXCELLENT WORKMANSHIP WITH BLACK DOTS AND PRONG SET ON TOP OF THE SILVER WITH OPEN BACKS.

PASTE IS A GEM LIKE MATERIAL MADE FROM A SECRET FORMULA OF LEADED GLASS INVENTED BY GEORGE RAVENSCROFT, A 17TH CENTURY LONDON GLASSMAKER AND LATER PERFECTED BY GEORGE STRASS, AN 18TH CENTURY FRENCH JEWELER, DESIGNED TO RESEMBLE PRECIOUS GEMSTONES.

THIS PIECE IS PRETTY HEAVY AND LARGE WITH A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 87.4 Grams AND A MEASURES OF 90 mm BY 83 mm (3.52 by 3.28 Inches).

STAMPED WITH MULTIPLES FRENCH HALLMARKS; THREE TIMES WITH THE MAKER'S MAITRE CARTOUCHE AND THREE TIMES WITH THE BOAR HEAD, FOR THE ASSAY AND GUARANTY OF THE SILVER.

IT IS IN GREAT CONDITION WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL PARTS AND HAVE STUNNING EYE APPEAL. 

LITERATURE: Antique Paste Jewelry by MDS Lewis (Malcolm David Samuel Lewis). FOR VERY SIMILAR PIECES.

AS A NOTE, THIS PIECE HAVE REMAINS OF THE ORIGINAL GILDING IN SOME PARTS OF THE REVERSE.

INVENTORY REF: P0000TAEJ/.1111


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