Victorian blue sapphire seed pearl and yellow gold butterfly brooch pendant with watch hook circa 1890.
GEMSTONES: one oblong cushion-shaped faceted blue sapphire.
OTHER GEMSTONES: seed pearls of various sizes pavé-set over wings, abdomen, and individually set on the eyes and antennae.
METAL: 14-karat yellow gold.
WEIGHT: 6.9 grams.
NOTEWORTHY: the brooch features a swiveling bail to facilitate wearing it as a pendant, it is also fitted with a hook on the backside suitable for hanging a watch, charm, or other decoration. Both the swiveling bail and watch hook are visible in the photographs.
MEASUREMENTS: approximately 1-1/16" (2.70 cm) vertical width and 1-5/16" (3.40 cm) horizontal width.
CONDITION: high magnification photographs show considerable design details, and that the item is in exceptionally good condition, all consistent with age and wear.
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