A late 19th century ruby brooch. Of circular outline, the oval-shape ruby line and foliate motif, raised to the geometric border and double rope-twist edge. Diameter 3.6cms. Weight 12.6gms.
Overall condition fair to good. Some surface scratches, discolouration and minor dents in keeping with general age and wear. Top of the floral motif has some scratches however these are well disguised as part of the design, possibly where someone has removed black enamel. Pin slightly bent. Rubies medium pinkish-red, well saturated, with fair clarity and typical inclusions. Stones in good condition with minor abrasions. With safety chain. Kite registration mark to reverse, partially obscured by later safety chain. Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers for coloured gemstones. The US prohibits the importation of items containing rubies or jadeite originating in Burma. For your convenience we have applied this notice to lots which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma, or those of indeterminate origin. Please be advised that inability of a purchaser to import any such item into the US or elsewhere will not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend inspecting any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.
A late 19th century ruby brooch. Of circular outline, the oval-shape ruby line and foliate motif, ra