An exceptional quality antique Chinese 19th century sterling silver, enamel and carved coral two geese filigree brooch. In Chinese symbolism, the goose represents marital fidelity as it mates for life and often flies in pairs. This absolutely exquisite brooch has a beautifully carved natural pinkish red coral center showing two geese, one with its head turned demurely, surrounded by scrolling waves. The high quality of the carving and the pierced holes in the coral show this would originally have been sewn onto a 19th century aristocrat or court lady's hat. The coral is mounted in an early 1900's shield shape sterling silver frame with incredible scrolling floral pierced filigree details built up layer upon layer and highlighted with silver bead work and decorated with beautiful dark blue and turquoise floral decorations.The reverse has stunning scrolling filigree decorations, is marked'silver' and has a roll over pin clasp. The brooch measures approximately 1 1/2 inches across and is about 13mm high. The coral measure approximately 25mm across. The total weight of the pin is about 15.3 grams. The brooch is in excellent condition with all over light general wear. The enamel is intact and undamaged. Thanks for looking and please take a look at my other items! Exquisite Antique Chinese 19th c.
Silver Enamel Coral Filigree Two Geese Brooch. We make great efforts to honestly and accurately describe each item we list.
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