Victorian Diamond Pheasant Brooch
0.50CT in Silver & Yellow Gold

Rose Cut Diamond Pin Brooch, with Enamel

£ 1,160

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A characterful silver, yellow gold, diamond and enamel pheasant brooch from the Victorian period. Delicately modelled, as if walking through a field, the silver body and tail of this glorious male Phasianus colchicus have been delicately defined with rose cut diamonds (0.50ct). Its sturdy feet have been beautifully depicted in warm yellow gold, and the striking dark green head and face wattling portrayed in vibrant enamel. A common sight in the countryside, this striking game bird was regularly portrayed in Victorian jewellery and the decorative arts. The shooting season runs from October to February, with these birds being specially bred on large estates to be shot for their tasty meat and striking plumage. Shooting parties were incredibly popular during this period, with the future King Edward VII hosting many at his Sandringham estate in Norfolk. This delicate brooch would have originally been worn by an elegant lady attending the sumptuous lunch that defined the shooting day, when the party gathered to be revived by piping hot vodka laced Bullshot.
The vibrancy of the enamel has stood the test of time and perfectly displays the recognisable colours so often seen fleetingly in the fields of the British countryside.
The Victorian era marked a time dedicated to religion and love. Common motifs in the jewellery of the time were birds, flowers and trees: symbolisms drawn from Nature.

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  • Material: Silver & 18CT Yellow Gold
  • Principal Stone: Diamond
  • i Principal Stone Shape: Rose
  • i Princip Stone Weight: 0.50
  • i Principal Dia Colour: Est K/L
  • i Princip. Dia Clarity: Est SI
  • i Total Weight: 0.50
  • Age: 1837 - 1890 (Victorian)
  • Dimension: 12mmx38.5mm
  • Item Code: 1451347

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