This stylish Georgian cut steel brooch is a beautiful example of Georgian jewellery. Rare and highly collectible, cut steel has a fascinating history, but what we love best it how beautiful and versatile it is!
The facets on this cut steel brooch gleam a wonderful gun-metal grey, and they glitter and dance like mad as you move!
It can be worn as a brooch just as it is, although it also looks fantastic on a velvet ribbon and tied about the neck as they would have in the early 1800's.
Some experts say that the use of cut steel can be traced back as far as the 16th Century, but all agree it was popular in England by the 18th Century.
Cut steel jewellery is crafted by producing a number of individual faceted or riveted steel "beads" which are then colleted into different styles and designs; holding them in place into so-called "base-plates" of different styles and shapes.
Although this antique steel brooch has a simple and elegant design, Georgian cut steel creations varied wildly in style and function; from lapel brooches and stick-pins, to bracelets, necklaces, shoe buckles and hair-pins, and from dainty to the complex and elaborate.
ERA: Georgian (1714-1837)
MEASUREMENTS: 6cm or 2.4" long x 11mm wide.
The cut steel beads are 4mm in diameter.
MATERIALS: Cut Steel.
HALLMARKS: None present.
This Georgian cut steel brooch is in excellent condition. All of the cut steel pieces and rivets are original antique, and the pin open and closes well. The pin fastens securely in place and is nice and sharp so can be used on thick and thin fabrics. There is no damage and no nasty rust, so this rare antique brooch is ready for a new adventure!
We deliver all orders by courier with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. This item comes beautifully presented in a branded Lillicoco box and is securely padded and protected during transit.
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