An incredibly rare, one of a kind french mastifd brooch. The head intricately crafted in sterling silver and worked thoroughly to produce hyper-realism. Finished with cold painted enamel. The brooch has considerable scale and presence. With 18ct gold leash frame and brooch fitting. A locket back compartment to reverse. The brooch was most likely made for someone important and there is doubt another exists on the entire planet. French control marks all over. Dimensions Approx: 4.5 x 3.8cm. (Purple velvet box included). Former British Museum offering, formerly in the possession of Anne Hull Grundy. The last photo is from a British Museum catalogue, depicting the same brooch. (See link below also). The item “Large Victorian French Mastiff Figural Brooch Rare c. 1890 Silver & Gold” is in sale since Thursday, April 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Other Vintage Fine”. The seller is “vining5165″ and is located in Sturminster Newton. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Brooch/ Pin
- Metal: Silver