A PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH/PENDANT, SOBOLEWSKI, 1860. Designed as a Greek cross centring on a cushion-shaped purplish pink sapphire weighing 3.67 carats set with similarly cut stones to the cardinal points and pendant bail, accented with cushion-shaped and rose-cut diamonds, signed Sobolewski a Paris, pendant bail detachable, accompanied by a detachable pin fitting.
A LATE 19TH CENTURY STAR SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND PEARL PECTORAL CROSS PENDANT The centre set with an oval cabochon-cut star sapphire within a diamond border, the arms decorated with black champlevé enamel applied with old cushion-cut diamond quatrefoil clusters, the border set with mauve tinted pearls with diamond and white pearl cusp intersections, on a diamond and pearl cluster suspension loop, the reverse with floral engaving, circa 1890
A GOTHIC REVIVAL GOLD BROOCH SET WITH GEM STONES, by Messrs John Hardman & Co., the design attributed to A.W.N. Pugin, circa 1860. In the form of a Gothic cross of gold centered with an amethyst, each axis terminated with an emerald.
GEM-SET, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND PENDANT, CIRCA 1890 Designed as a Latin cross, the front and reverse decorated with polychrome enamel, accented with oval rubies, variously shaped emeralds, seed pearls and circular-cut and rose diamonds. #croix #bijoux
Inshiniya of the Order of Christ. Rococco c 1780, Portugal, gold, silver, diamond, ruby, emerald. The Order of Christ founded 1532 as the prestigious rank of Portugal, which was intended to involve the authority dedicated to the royal family with limited to Roman Catholics.
AN ANTIQUE SAPPHIRE, GARNET AND GOLD MALTESE CROSS BROOCH. Centring upon an oval cabochon sapphire, within a white and blue enamel frame, accented by gold wirework, each similarly-set arm alternating with cabochon garnets, the reverse enhanced by decorative engraving, mounted in gold, circa 1870. #antique #Victorian #brooch