Antique Red Enamel and Diamond Bow Brooch
This sweet Late Victorian brooch has a red enamel ribbon with white dots and and old brilliant cut diamond centre, all in 18ct gold. Red enamel is the rarest of the enamels as it takes longer to fire and gold is used when making it. Although there is no hallmark present which is typical of this period the metal tests as 18ct gold. To the reverse is a C clasp and pin fitting and a shepherd's hook fitting to hang a pendant or watch off from the centre of the bow. This brooch could be worn on a lapel of your jacket or on a velvet ribbon choker for the 'WOW' showstopping effect.
PERIOD - Circa 1880
STONE - Diamond
METAL - 18ct Gold
MEASUREMENTS - 1.8cm x 3.7cm
WEIGHT - 5 grams
CONDITION - Excellent, wear consistent with age