A stunning Renaissance Revival brooch in the shape of a stylized Maltese cross, this example creates a scrolling opulence in its design. Reminiscent of the dramatic Florentine jewels of the Medici family, or even the textiles- recall the gowns of Eleanor of Toledo, as rendered by Agnolo Bronzino in the middle of the 16th century.
Materials & Features: Sterling, diamond, topaz
Age/Origin: English, 1860s
Measurements: 1.20”, 4.3g
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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