This Georgian Paste brooch is one of the most beautiful we've come across so far at Lillicoco!
Set in a traditional "eye" or lozenge shape, the brooch is crafted in high purity Silver and the pretty Paste gems glimmer and shine like nothing else. Designed to draw the gaze in candle-light- their radiance is uniquely romantic!
It's easy to see why many Georgians in high society prized Paste even more than Diamonds. The skill and craftsmanship of turning lowly glass into these intensely precious jewels required much toil and hard labour; hand-cutting and hand-polishing the glass until the facets shimmered like Diamonds in the light.
If you look closely you'll see that each stone is unique, each with slightly different proportions. Each Paste has also been painted with a tiny black dot underneath, to imitate the inclusions visible in the Diamonds available at the time.
It's a gorgeous and very versatile piece of history that would make any collectors day!
Wear it as a brooch or a pendant, or thread onto a thick velvet ribbon for a heap of regal allure...
ERA: Georgian c.1830
MEASUREMENTS: 50 x 35mm.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, Paste. (Tested)
HALLMARKS: No hallmarks present but marked "JACKSON.13", "PATENT".
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent
This superb Georgian Paste brooch is in excellent antique condition, ready to wear and enjoy! This is a rare and collectable piece of Paste jewellery with the most beautiful and luminous Paste. There are no missing or replaced Paste gems, and they are all completely free of any chips, cracks or nasty scuffs. The Pastes are set securely and all have a wonderful bright sparkle. They do vary ever so slightly in colour; with some bright white and some with a subtle golden or apricot glow. Two of the Paste gemstones are darker, where some moisture has reached the foil backs, nevertheless, they're some of the most gorgeous Paste we've seen! The pin works perfectly and is just as strong today as it would have been nearly 200 years ago!
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