Antique Georgian to early Victorian 18 K gold and Wedgwood multi colour jasperware brooch. Measurements: Rectangular plaque is 2 3/4 inches long X approx 7/8 inches wide; rounder plaque is a little over 1 inch (1 1/16th) accross. Brooch consists of two parts, a longer, rectangular plaque and a suspended octogonal plaque.
The plaques were made by the Wedgwood factory. Exact dating is not possible, but according to the mark under the WEDGWOOD impression, we believe they could date to the 1820's, when these impressed potter's marks were used (according to Mary Reilly in her book on Wedgwood). The oblong plaque in green, blue and white, with canted corners, depicts a mythological scene with sea gods, horses, dolphins, and cherubs. Surrounded by tiny, fine flowers in a delicate border. Exquisite detail to the jasper moulding.The minute shield has facial details, the horse is amazing in it's modelling as are the dolphin and other figures. So fine that the naked eye cannot see the finest details.
It is possible that the octogonal plaque was added later, although the mount is identical. Possibly the plaques have different dates, but were set in the brooch at the same time.The latter plaque depicts Zeus and is in pink/purple, blue and white. The gold mount consists of a simple colette mount with two fine bands of twisted rope in gold beneath it. A gold bead seperates the two plaques. Gold is not marked, but tests for 18carats. Upper plaque has impressed WEDGWOOD mark as well as another mark, that could be an impressed potter's mark. Please see photos and feel free to ask questions, which we will do our best to answer. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. Feel free to ask question. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return.
Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Wedgwood Antique Georgian Brooch 18k Gold 4 color Jasper Cameo (4483)" is in sale since Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.