This Georgian Bristol-Blue Gold star brooch connects you both the city of Bristol and the 18th & 19th century. A truly beautiful piece, this celestial brooch was likely crafted near to the passing of Halley's Comet!
Bristol Blue glass was hugely popular in Georgian jewellery, and this 9ct Gold star is just swimming in a sea of it! Rivalling the Venetian glass houses, Bristol blue was the English alternative, and it frequented in plenty of Georgian jewels. Crowned by bright white Black Dot Paste, this antique brooch will tick all of your boxes.
ERA: Georgian (1714-1837).
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch 23mm diameter.
Bristol Blue Glass 16mm diameter.
Paste 3mm diameter.
MATERIALS: Solid 9ct Gold, Silver, Black Dot Paste, Bristol Blue Glass.
HALLMARKS: Tests as solid 9ct Gold back, c-clasp and star with Sterling Silver settings and Metal pin.
VERY GOOD: This Georgian Bristol-Blue Gold star brooch is in wonderful condition. The quality of these Paste gems are truly something else, and the Blue glass has kept well with its age. The 9ct Gold does show some signs of age, but for a Georgian piece, this is to be expected. There is also a small patch where someone has added a loop in its long life, so she is just waiting for a jump ring (if you would like) to wear her as a pendant too! This dreamy brooch is a delight to behold, and is a piece of celestial jewellery you will want to wear everyday.