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Lot 0019
A late Victorian coral brooch. Carved to depict the head of a maiden, within a fruit and foliate surround, with similarly-designed fruit and foliate drops. May be worn as a pendant. Length 7.2cms. Weight 17.3gms. Coral untested.


  • Overall condition fair. Some surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and dents in keeping with general age and wear.
  • With hook surmount allowing item to be worn as a pendant.
  • Coral is a deep reddish orange, opaque, waxy lustre, with typical ridges and blemishes.

  • Coral is in fair condition with some abrasion and minor surafce scratches.

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    A late Victorian coral brooch. Carved to depict the

    Estimate £750 - £850Jan 18, 2018
    Birmingham, UK
    Auction Curated By:
    Emma Scriven
    Jewellery and Antique & Modern Jeweller