A fabulous antique sterling silver pietra dura Victorian era brooch with a mosaic of two doves and two butterflies. Inlaid into Ashford Marble from Derbyshire England, the birds and butterflies have malachite, coral, and alabaster gemstones along with engraving for their antennae, legs, and feet. An ornately details twisted silver braid surrounds the entire brooch which closes with an elongated pin and tubular hinge. Exquisite workmanship!
Materials: Sterling Silver
Gemstones: Malachite, Coral, Alabaster, Ashford Marble
Measurements: 2 inches wide and 1.75 inches tall
Weight: 29.2 grams
Condition: Very, very good with no chips nicks and showing little if any wear. The pin stem is slightly bent at the end.
Our collection consists of pieces that are of antique and vintage condition, which means that all our items are secondhand and used. Customers are not purchasing 'new', 'perfect' and 'unworn items', and as such, should expect wear and imperfection. It should be expected that these pieces will have normal wear and tear according to their age. Wear could include patina, scuffs on the gold, slightly loose but secure stones, and light scratches on the stones. We try our best to accurately photograph everything with detailed pictures that can be enlarged and will point out any flaws we feel are noteworthy. Please review the photos carefully before purchasing and reach out to us with any questions.