Antique Chinese gilt sterling silver pin. This Victorian brooch is made with the first type of Filigree work ever used… Cannetille…and is very collectible.The brooch has an oval shape with fine wire Cannetille work. In the center is a oval translucent Jadeite cabochon stone , please see photos.
Time Period: The pin is from the 1880’s’.
Size: The pin is 1 7/8″ x 1″ widest points and the center Jadeite stone is: 19.4 by 14.4mm or 5 Carats!!
Marks or Hallmarks: The pin is marked: Made in China and also tested as sterling silver with a total weight of 14.7 grams.
Condition: The pin shows light wear from age and use with the Jadeite stone set nice and tight, the gilt shows very light wear on the front and a slight bend of the Cannetille on the back side of the pin, over all the pin looks great!