Renaissance Revival Austro-Hungarian Amethyst Brooch with pearls

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Renaissance Revival was a popular style during the Victorian period. The majority of this jewelry was created between 1860 and 1910 in work shops in Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary was a constitutional union of the Empire of Austria and the Apostolic Kingdom of Hungary that existed from 1867 to 1918. The pieces they created are beautifully detailed on the front, and often feature equally beautiful detail and  whimsical designs on the back. They were as likely to use beautiful art glass "gems" as they were real semi precious stones, in fact it is quite common for a single piece of jewelry to contain both.

They constructed these beauties of silver and gilded them lightly with gold, often adding further embellishment with enamel. 

Such a pretty brooch constructed of 800 silver lightly gilded in gold. The central gem is a beautifully faceted natural amethyst, surrounded by a wreath of seed pearls. The body of the brooch is decorated in leaves and flowers and has small bezel set Amethyst colored pastes.

On the back of the brooch there are beautiful scrolling details and hand engraving. There is a c clasp. It is in very good condition for its age, it dates from the late 1800s.

The brooch measures 48mm x 32mm with the central gem measuring 13mm wide.

You should expect some wear with all Antique and Vintage pieces.

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