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Lot 0108
A late Victorian diamond and plique-a-jour enamel dragonfly brooch. The circular and rose-cut diamond body, with circular ruby cabochon eyes and plique-a-jour enamel wings. Principal diamond estimated 0.35ct, I-J colour, P1 clarity. Length 4.3cms. Weight 4.9gms. With Maison Mertens case.


  • Overall condition fair. Surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and dents in keeping with general age and wear.
  • Re-enameling has probably been carried out.
  • Some wear/loss of enameling to wing edges.
  • One wing appears to have been damaged and has some movement.
  • Diamonds fairly well matched.
  • Principal diamond bright and lively.

  • Principal diamond assessed within the limitations of the setting.
  • Rubies medium pinkish-red, well matched.
  • Stones in good condition with minor abrasions.

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  • Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend inspecting any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.

  • For any further questions you may have on this lot, please do not hesitate to contact Emily Tebbutt at emilyt@fellows.co.uk

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    A late Victorian diamond and plique-a-jour enamel

    Estimate £800 - £1,200Sep 14, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Emma Scriven
    Jewellery and Antique & Modern Jeweller
    Augusta House
    19 Augusta Street
    Birmingham, B18 6JA
    United Kingdom
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