There's nothing more romantic than moonlight, especially when you can wear it everywhere -- like on your shoulder or your bag or a ribbon in your hair!
This antique crescent moon brooch is quintessential Victoriana, carried to a dazzling extreme. As you know if you collect 19th century jewelry, the crescent form is often found, but typically in lengths of one or at most two inches. Here's your chance to own the GIANT of the species.
Prong-set with 21 fiery diamond pastes graduated in size, this astonishing jewel has the tube hinge, open C clasp and elongated pinstem right for the period, which we judge to be circa 1860 - 1880. The reverse shows age-appropriate surface wear and the gilt brass setting could stand cleaning, but condition is otherwise terrific. Provenance is a New Mexico estate and probable origin is American.
There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!