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A late Victorian demantoid garnet and diamond brooch, the naturalistically modelled lizard encrusted with rose-cut diamonds and embellished to the spine with a row of nine graduated oval mixed-cut demantoid garnets, all silver set to a yellow gold mount, circa 1890, measuring approximately 6x1.9cm, gross weight 6.3 grams.

This antique brooch is in excellent condition. Unmarked, tested as 14ct gold and silver.

A wonderful late Victorian brooch in the shape of a lizard. Brooches in the shape of naturalistically formed insects and reptiles became popular in the late nineteenth century, and this realistically crafted lizard is a wonderful example of this style. The lizard is set throughout with glinting diamonds, with a line down its back of lime-green demantoid garnets. The eyes are set with glinting rubies and the lizard’s feet are naturalistically carved from yellow gold. This charming piece comes from the collection of Bentley & Skinner, the London jewellers by appointment to both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a valuation for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.

ITEM ID
24997M
STYLE
Art Nouveau, Victorian
MATERIAL
Gold, 14K Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver
COLOR
Colorless, Green, Silver, White, Yellow
TYPE
Antique Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, Fine Jewelry
STONE
Diamond, Garnet
STONE CUT
Rose Cut
ITEM SIZE
6x1.9cm 3/8"x 3/4"

Bentley and Skinner Bond Street Jewellers Limited

Mark Evans
55 Piccadilly
London
United Kingdom W1J 0DX
UK
Tel: 00442076290651
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    A Late Victorian Demantoid Garnet And Diamond Brooch

    £6,950 GBP
    ~ $8,340

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