Posted 7 months ago
Agate! This has to be my favorite of all my brooches. Early 1900’s based on pin, clasp, pin length and flat mechanism. The metal is more than likely pinchbeck, but so beautifully ornate and detailed!!
It looks as if there’s an occlusion on the bottom. However, it isn’t. From the reflection you can see it is a natural striation of the stone. Despite the ornate work, it is very light. It is one of the first pieces I ever collected and I remember buying it from an English dealer on eBay. It’s what started this whole obsession. I don’t know whether to be grateful to it, or not! LOL