*Victorian Era 1890’s Pendant-Brooch In 18Kt Gold With 110 Ctw Of Reddish Coral Cabochons
Pendant-Brooch from the Victorian Era (1840-1901).
A nice antique piece in impeccable condition, made during the Victorian Era (1840-1901) in the United Kingdom. It was crafted, with wires of solid yellow gold of 18 karats and is suited with a pair of loops to wear as a pendant and a hinged horizontal pin to wear as a brooch.
Is mounted in full, with 28 gradated round cabochons (4 mm to 19.5 mm) of natural Italian vivid reddish-salmon corals, with an estimate weight of about 110 carats..
Have a total weight of 28.4 grams and a measures of 58 mm (2.28 inches) by 42 mm (1.65 inches).
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 great original condition and the coral's cabochons are perfect with all the original antique patina,
INVENTORY REF: P0000CNNK/.6826