Lot 50 (Jewellery and Silver, 21st November 2017)
A Victorian gold, diamond and turquoise shield-style brooch and matched earring suite,
the circular shield form brooch with a raised central boss, star set with a rose cut diamond with pavé set turquoise surround, twisted applied wire decoration, with cabochon turquoise to rubover collets, to an outer twisted wire border, later hinge pin and roller catch, brooch marked 9ct gold,
with a pair of similar gold earrings, with later gilt metal dome back settings, post and butterfly fittings., Earring fronts tested as approximately 9ct gold (3)
Soft solder repair to the brooch at the hinge. Later gilt metal plate added and a replacement roller catch.
Dents to the closed back of the brooch.
Shallow dents to the scalloped areas on the front.
Later gilt metal back plates to the earrings with, even later post fittings.