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Georgian black dot paste buckle brooch, blue enamel

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Georgian black dot paste buckle brooch, blue enamel

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Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: black dot paste, paste, sterling, silver, blue, enamel, guilloche
  • Favorited by: 59 people
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Description

This amazingly well preserved buckle brooch dates to the early 18th century. It was found in Stockholm, Sweden, at that time one of the major urban centers of Europe, seen as being quite on a par with Paris or London or Rome: historically, Swedes refer to it as the time of the Swedish Empire. Not surprising that such finery would have been in vogue! The brooch featuers the paste equivalent of approximately 7 carats of worth of diamonds, cut in a tapered rectangular old mine cut centered by a blue enamel guilloche border: the stones are in pristine condition, and though the enamel has a chipped area beneath one of the prongs, it's not noticeable without magnification.

Originally, this was a true buckle, possibly a shoe buckle though likelier to have been a knee buckle: it was converted into a brooch, probably during the 19th century. It measures 1 3/4s of an inch by 1 inch, and looks stunning on the lapel of a business suit, worn at the sash of an evening gown, or on a velvet choker (one can be provided, should the customer desire). Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions! This listing shows a few "group shots" of pieces in separate listings: though this listing is for the black dot paste buckle brooch alone, feel free to contact me about the other pieces if the spirit moves you.
This amazingly well preserved buckle brooch dates to the early 18th century. It was found in Stockholm, Sweden, at that time one of the major urban centers of Europe, seen as being quite on a par with Paris or London or Rome: historically, Swedes refer to it as the time of the Swedish Empire. Not surprising that such finery would have been in vogue! The brooch featuers the paste equivalent of approximately 7 carats of worth of diamonds, cut in a tapered rectangular old mine cut centered by a blue enamel guilloche border: the stones are in pristine condition, and though the enamel has a chipped area beneath one of the prongs, it's not noticeable without magnification.

Originally, this was a true buckle, possibly a shoe buckle though likelier to have been a knee buckle: it was converted into a brooch, probably during the 19th century. It measures 1 3/4s of an inch by 1 inch, and looks stunning on the lapel of a business suit, worn at the sash of an evening gown, or on a velvet choker (one can be provided, should the customer desire). Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions! This listing shows a few "group shots" of pieces in separate listings: though this listing is for the black dot paste buckle brooch alone, feel free to contact me about the other pieces if the spirit moves you.

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I accept returns for ready-made items that are significantly not as described, providing a full refund minus the cost of return shipping + insurance. I ask that buyers make their decision within 7 days of receipt, and that returns be undamaged and unaltered (for example, a buyer should not have a ring sized if they're uncertain as to whether they'll be wanting to keep it). Custom orders are non-refundable.

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