Antique Chester 9ct Gold, Ruby and Pearl ‘Sweetheart’ Bar-Brooch

Antique Chester 9ct Gold, Ruby and Pearl ‘Sweetheart’ Bar-Brooch

Regular price R 4,500

Antique Chester 9ct Gold, Ruby and Pearl ‘Sweetheart’ Bar-Brooch
 
The late 19th Century, 9ct rose gold bar-brooch has a window at the back that allows a picture or a lock of hair to be placed as a reminder of a loved one or sweetheart.  The brooch has a safety chain and pin. The front is decorated with applied floriate and bead decoration and is set with a ruby (circa 0.02ct) and six seed pearls (circa 1.8mm diameter). The brooch is stamped with the Chester hallmark; and the maker’s mark “WHC” (possibly for William Henry Christie). It also has the marks “9” and “375”and the date letter for 1892.
 
Age                                         1892
Weight                                    3.4g
Dimensions                             40mm (long) x 15.5mm (maximum width)
Condition                                Excellent
Stock Code                             AJ727