14K German Biedermeier Diamond & Pearl Flower Locket-Brooch
A sweet and elegant German Biedermeier c.1840-1860 flower locket-brooch, modelled in 14k gold. The brooch pin has a maker's mark.
The locket has a stunning design, featuring floral artwork surrounding the frame in tri-gold. The leaves are green gold, the flowers are rose gold, and the locket is yellow bloomed gold.
A big and chunky rose cut diamond is in the middle, approx. 0.45ctw by spread, in a buttercup setting, accompanied by four pearls on each side. The reverse of the locket reveals a glass frame, that opens and closes well. It also has a brooch pin which allows the piece to be worn as a pendant or brooch.
The brooch pin has a built-in protective cover on the side, which prevents the pin from poking the skin when worn, a really useful function!
It is in wonderful condition, and the bloomed satin-matte gold gives it a rich yellow patina that is just stunning.
It measures 28mm x 61mm with bail, 28mm x 47mm without bail, and weighs 9.51 grams.
Note: It is rather hard to photograph matte gold jewellery under studio lighting. Marks may be seen from reflections of the lighting and are dust particles, and the locket is in wonderful condition.
Era - Victorian c.1840-1860
Materials - 14k gold / Rose Cut Diamond / Pearl
Carat Weight - Diamond: 0.45ctw by spread
Measurements - 28mm x 61mm with bail, 28mm x 47mm without bail