A 19th century gilt metal and multi gem-set ornamental brooch
Lot 21
A 19th century gilt metal and multi gem-set ornamental brooch
Sold for £1,200 (US$ 2,016) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 19th century gilt metal and multi gem-set ornamental brooch
In the style of a Renaissance Hungarian hat ornament, designed as a spray of mixed-cut rubies, sapphires and emeralds, rose-cut diamonds and baroque half pearls, all in closed-back silver-gilt settings, length 14.2cm

Footnotes

  • This brooch is a 19th century interpretation of a Renaissance Hungarian hat ornament, similar to those worn by Imre Thököly (1657-1705) and Francis II Rákóczi (1676-1735), the Transylvanian princes, who appear in portraits wearing Ottoman-inspired aigrettes.
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