Antique Victorian Garnet Brooch, circa 1880
Antique, from the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, large gold brooch centering a carbuncle natural garnet weighing approximately 9 cts., and surrounded by fine bead and wire work, Etruscan Revival. On the verso, is the original hair receiver which now could accommodate a photograph. In pristine condition, even the "c" clasp ( a nineteenth century clasp for the pin stem), is original. This piece also has a small ring so that one could wear it on a chain as a pendant. This piece weighs 20.58 grams, and is 1.75 by 1.5 inches.