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Lot 0002
An early 20th century gold diamond and gem-set fly brooch. The old-cut diamond and oval-shape sapphire body, with circular-shape ruby eyes and engraved wings, atop a plain bar. Estimated diamond weight 0.35ct, H-I colour, SI clarity. Estimated dimensions of sapphire 5.6 by 4.2 by 3.1mms. Length 5cms. Weight 3.4gms.


  • Overall condition fair to good. Some surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and minor dents in keeping with general age and wear.
  • Bar is a later addition, brooch possibly converted from another piece of jewellery.
  • Diamond lively, with small, light, but surface reaching feather in the crown.
  • Sapphire is a medium deep blue hue, well saturated, with good clarity and typical inclusions. Small cavity to girdle extending into the crown.
  • Stones in good condition with minor abrasions.

  • Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers for coloured gemstones.

  • 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 Ben Randall at ben@fellows.co.uk

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    An early 20th century gold diamond and gem-set fly

    Estimate £300 - £400Feb 21, 2019
    Birmingham, UK
    Auction Curated By:
    Ben Randall
    Antique & Modern Jewellery
    Alex Duffy
    Antique & Modern Jewellery