Victorian Gold and Gem Set Tortoise Brooch
Set with 2 small and bright Burma Rubies, a pear shape and a round Columbian Emerald and 8 Indian Rose Diamonds, all mounted on a repousse work Gold carapace. The reverse of the Tortoise is in plain Gold and there is an 18, for 18k Gold, behind the pin hinge. I regret that my photograph has been unable to capture the beauty of the Gems.
Condition: Good (small blemish on reverse)
Weight: 4.5g Dimensions: 1 2/8 ins long x 3/4 ins wide
English: circa 1870