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18 Carat Gold Essex Crystal Brooch - Royal London Yacht Club
Reference: S1468
Period: Victorian
Year: 1881
Silversmith: Richard Nevill
Place: Chester
Price: $ 330.00
Weight: 15 grams
Dimensions: 2.8 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent. Hinge perfect, pin in full working order. Crystal perfect, no scratches.

Description: An antique Essex crystal brooch, set in an attractive 18 carat gold setting with rope border. The brooch contains the burgee (yacht club pennant) of the Royal London Yacht Club, with the London crest under a crown. The brooch is of extremely good quality, and is in immaculate condition. The crystal is convex, polished into a cabochon, the image itself is carved and hand painted, and the viewer is given a 3 dimensional view. The Royal London Yacht Club was founded in 1838, and is now based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The hallmarks are very clear, and include the crown and "18" indicating 18 carat gold, Chester wheatsheaf town mark, date letter gothic "S" for 1881, and makers mark R.N. for Richard Nevill, who was a manufacturing jeweller based in Birmingham (Chester Gold and Silver Marks, Ridgway and Priestley, pg 360), they worked between 1880 and 1917. The rim has additional 18 ct hallmarks, and the gold pin is also hallmarked.
18 Carat Gold Essex Crystal Brooch - Royal London Yacht Club
Gold Essex Crystal Brooch

18 Carat Gold Essex Crystal Brooch - Royal London Yacht Club
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18 Carat Gold Essex Crystal Brooch - Royal London Yacht Club
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18 Carat Gold Essex Crystal Brooch - Royal London Yacht Club
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18 Carat Gold Essex Crystal Brooch - Royal London Yacht Club
Makers mark

18 Carat Gold Essex Crystal Brooch - Royal London Yacht Club
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