On the reverse it secures with a c clasp as was common in the Victorian era. The clasp is easy to use, holds securely and works perfectly. It is in beautiful condition for almost 170 years of age. To mention though two petals and one leaf are chipped. This is not visible except on close examination.
On the reverse there are no repairs or any sort and there are no missing coral cameos. It is the only time I have seen one of these coral pieces which has not had repairs done on the reverse.
This piece is beautifully made and has stood the test of time. It measures 1 7/8" tall by 2 7/16" wide by 1 1/8 high (47mm x 62mm x 28mm). It is quite three dimensional and does look just like a bouquet of small blooms.
This piece weighs 16.95 grams. I just love the rich color of the coral. It is a consistent color with minimal inclusions.This beautiful brooch will be accompanied by a full appraisal made out in your name. It will be sent in a presentation box ready for gifting. The item "Large Victorian Red Coral Cameo Brooch 14K Gold Antique Post Floral Flower" is in sale since Tuesday, September 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery".
The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.