Nineteenth century 18K solid gold brooch Victorian era stamped onyx and demi pearls pin Napoléon III fine gold jewelry

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Item details

Vintage from the 19th century

Materials

Gold, Stone

Gemstone: Onyx

Dimensions

Length: 4.5 Centimeters; Width: 3.7 Centimeters

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Material: 18K solid gold, onyx, demi pearls, red paste
Size: 4.5cm x 3.7cm (1 3/4" x 1 1/4")
Weight: 9.1grams
Period: Late Georgian, early Victorian eras, Ca. 1830s
Style: brooch, pin, mourning jewelry
Origin: France
Provenance: an estate sale
Additional remarks: stamped with the official French owl and eagle head assay marks. It has also been tested in our lab for metal purity.

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DESCRIPTION:
This rare brooch is composed of a solid black onyx plaque which is used as a base for a lovely 18K solid gold floral appliqué. The high relief bouquet is adorned with a pearl, a red spinel and is completed with finely etched leaves and flowers. The medallion is framed with an 18K solid gold ring made out the thee parts. The outer ring is very ornate and includes eight repoussé gold roses on an etched base. The last ring shows a little deformation on top.

The brooch has a C-clasp, the type which was used frequently up to the end of the nineteenth century. There is a very slight trace of soldering near the pin hinge. But the brooch is generally in very good condition. It is stamped twice but has also been acid tested professionally to guarantee its 18-carat gold content.

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*Information on gold jewelry:

- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.

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