A late Victorian era bar brooch in Etruscan revival style with a rose cut diamond surrounded by pearls and set in rich 15 karat gold. Circa 1906, Chester, England.

Item # VUKN216-2

15K English Etruscan Revival Brooch

  • Metal- 15 karat yellow gold
    Weight- 5.51 grams
    Hallmarks- 15, 625 (the British Commonwealth standard for a high carat gold), three wheat sheaves with a sword (the Chester assay office mark), and ℱ (date mark for 1906)
    Maker's Mark- signed F.B for Francis Butt of Butt & Co. Ltd.
    Gemstones- one 1.5 mm rose cut diamond in a 7 point star setting, and twelve 1.9 mm pearls with a strong luster
    Size- 1.9 x .75 inches
    Details- phenomenal gold rope, wire, and granulation work
    Condition- excellent antique condition