Antique Gold Jeweled Turtle Pin
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1910: item # 612257
Please refer to our stock # 2163 when inquiring.
Third Floor Antiques
P.O. Box 223 H
Scarsdale New York 10583
Antique 14k gold figural turtle pin, circa 1900. This sweet brooch has fine engraving and gold work to simulate the shell of a turtle. The head feet, tail and back are textured as well. There are four sections with jewels, three with small emeralds and one with a central diamond and two garnets. The turtle even wears a collar with a central diamond! The eyes are diamond melee and the four feet articulate. The reverse has the original c-clasp and pinstem. It measures 1 1/4 inches long x 3/4 inches wide. Condition is very good with a rich gold patina. There is a tiny ding on the top near the last band of emeralds closest to the tail visible in the photo. This is a charming, well designed brooch circa 1900.