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Rare Czech Saphiret Brooch Late 19th Century Blue and Green Stone and Silver Plated Filigree Floral

Just a gorgeous brooch! The true filigree is like fine lace with detailed veins on leaves with many soldering points and even the hinged pin of the clasp shows the fine workmanship that this region of Bohemia was known for. The rare saphiret glass was created by adding real gold to blue molten glass as it is fired. As gold prices rose and this process became cost prohibitive, production of these stones was stopped sometime in the middle of the 20th century. This brooch appears to be pre-1910, based on the pin extending past the brooch and manner of c-clasp. Also these stones are extremely saturated in color! Vibrant Aqua blue and deep mocha. See how the light changes the hue of the stones from photo to photo- these stones are nothing short of mesmerizing to look at!

measures 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches

Metal is a silver plated over brass or tombak and 8, 4mm stones are rose cut saphiret glass in closed back claw settings around the central 6mm green glass stone which is open backed and reflects blue and green from the back(could be iris glass or just reflecting off other stones).

Condition is excellent with some verdigris around the prong setting seen under magnification-have not attempted to clean. Green stone has a flea bite on face also seen under magnifier--
Condition should be mainly judged from photos. Please utilize the zoom tool. I try to list any flaws, but occasionally, I overlook or miss something. Please convo me if you feel the photos or my description do not tell you what you want to know.

This item ships from the Czech Republic. Please let me know if you need more information about this particular item-additional photos may also be provided!

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Elizabeth Russell

Edwardian Saphiret Czech Brooch and Green Stone and German Silver Filigree Floral Edwardian

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: filigree, silver tone metal, paste stones, rhinestones, saphiret stones
  • Ships worldwide from Czech Republic
  • Feedback: 456 reviews
  • Favorited by: 179 people