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Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Antique Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11016
Period: Victorian
Year: Circa 1900
Silversmith:
Place: London
Price: R 6 720.00
Weight: 6 grams
Dimensions: 5.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, safety pin and chain fully intact, pin and hinge full working order.

Description: An interesting gold miner or prospectors gold brooch, consisting of a gold spade, pick and rope, with 3 real 24 carat gold nuggets - the largest central on the handles, with smaller nuggets on the spade and pick end. The spade blade has stamped "rivets", the gold safety chain and safety pin is attached to the spade blaed. The brooch pin is also gold, but a redder colour compared to the bright gold nuggets, spade and pick. The brooch has no hallmarks, we believe the spade, pick and rope to be 18 carat, the nuggets pure 24 carat and possibly the pin is 9 carat. These brooches became popular at the turn of the 20th century, worn to advertise success in the goldfields.
Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Antique Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets
Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets

Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Antique Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets
Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets

Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Antique Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets
Gold nugget brooch detail

Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Antique Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets
solid gold miners pick

Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Antique Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets
Back of gold miners brooch

Gold Miner Prospector Spade & Pick Antique Brooch - 24, 18 Carat, Gold Nuggets
Gold nugget brooch scale

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