An Austrian gold mounted diamond set butterfly brooch
Lot 154
An Austrian gold mounted diamond set butterfly brooch, 2nd half of the 19th century
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,493) inc. premium

Auction 19815: Jewellery
7 Feb 2012 11:00 GMT

Oxford
Lot Details
An Austrian gold mounted diamond set butterfly brooch
An Austrian gold mounted diamond set butterfly brooch, 2nd half of the 19th century
The wings inset with natural butterfly wings under glass, the thorax and abdomen of old-cut diamonds, with ruby set eyes, the reverse stamped 'Brevette dans tous les pays', (translating as 'Patented in all countries'), stamped dog's head mark, stamped with inital 'A' for Vienna 1866, and makers mark probably E P, (second letter indistinct), width 7.2cm.
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

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