A Victorian diamond set en tremblant spray and bee brooch, c.1880,
with a rose bloom and spray of Lily of the Valley and ferns. The en tremblant rose bloom with a cushion cut diamond, in a cut down collet at the centre, with old European cut and cushion cut diamond set petals and stem. The diamond set leaves and sprays all with cushion cut and old European cut diamonds in cut down collets, with grain set foliage. The bee settled on the Lily of the Valley, with graduated rose cut diamond set wings, thorax and abdomen, with cabochon ruby eyes, to a replacement roller catch. Tested as approximately sterling silver, 15ct and 9ct gold. 66 x 57mm, 25.00g
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Diamonds take centre stage in our beautiful selection of historic pieces produced during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Prominent for their design and composition, each is to be sold in our auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches on Tuesday 28 June.
Sold for £5,000
Scratches and marks consistent with its age.
Diamonds bright and lively.
Later roller catch and backing plate.
Previous historic repairs to the spray stems and wires to the reverse.
Soft solder present, cracked in some places.
All these repairs could be improved with modern advances in restoration, and it is advised this is carried out prior to being worn.
Largest solitaire - 5.40 x 4.89 x 2.50mm
Because of the stem, it is not possible to get close to the base of the leaf. The leaves below the en-tremblant:
approximately 15.90 x 20.60mm and 14.30 x 11.30mm.
VS2 SI1/2 occasional P1
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Auction: Fine Jewellery and Watches, Tue, 28th Jun 2022
VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT
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Monday 13 June - 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 14 June - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 15 June - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 16 June - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 17 June - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 18 June - 11.00 - 3.00pm
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Thursday 23 June - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Friday 24 June - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday 25 June - 10.00am - 2.00pm
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Monday 27 June - 9.30am - 4.30pm
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