Antique Victorian Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire and Pearl butterfly brooch and pendant C.1875. The Brooch Pendant mounted in silver on 15K gold (acid tested), set throughout with old cut diamonds, old cut sapphires, rubies and three small pearls, with ruby eyes and gold antenna, the legs formed in gold, pin brooch 10K gold fitting, detachable to be worn as a pendant. Total ruby weight approximately 1.90 carats, medium dark tone, slightly pinkish red, VS-SI clarity (type 1); total Sapphire weight approximately 0.95 carat, light tone, strong blue colour, SI1 clarity (type 2); total Diamond weight approximately 0.50 carat, average SI2 clarity, average J-L colour. Total Item Weight: 14.67 grams. Width: 4.2 cm. Height: 3.9 cm
Antique Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire and Pearl butterfly brooch and pendant C.1875by Louis Wine
Antique Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire and Pearl butterfly brooch and pendant C.1875
Louis Wine Ltd., Toronto specialists in Antique Silver , Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts, are a 4th generation family business.Louis Wine (1865-1946) founded the company in Dublin, Ireland in 1880. Louis Wine began selling to silver collectors in Dublin from a shop in historic Wellington Quay. In 1908, he located on Dublin's fashionable Grafton Street. To the firm came the worlds leading Georgian Silver collectors. Pieces by Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Hester Bateman and Irish Georgian Silver were constantly on display. Our gallery run by Richard (Louis Wine's great grandson) at 150 Cumberland Street (Yorkville), Toronto, displays a range of fine Antique Silver, Old Sheffield Plate, Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts from the 18th-20th century, including Bateman, Storr, Ramsden, Tiffany, Knox, Liberty, Jensen, Christopher Dresser.