Georgian Silver Paste Navette Lace Pin Brooch. This stunning Antique Georgian Navette shape Brooch features many sparkling Black Dot Old Cut Paste stones all set in Sterling Silver. Paste is a type of glass which has been used since the 18th century. During the 18th and early 19th century fine Diamond and precious stone jewellery was often part of the family heirloom therefore they would have replicas made from Paste to safeguard their heritage.
They would take their paste jewels to grand functions and to the party season in London where admirers wouldnt be able to know the difference. This is now why Paste jewellery is still so highly sought after, as it was made with just the same amount of highly skilled craftsmanship as antique fine precious jewellery, so much so that it has become a collectors item. Antique jewellers often set stones in closed back settings, just like this one.
These included foil backings and black dots under the gems to enhance their scintillation by candlelight. This is a wonderful little brooch which looks fabulous when worn and would make a great addition to any collection. Or an ideal conversion project into a ring.
Measures 2.5cm x 1cm. The item "Antique Georgian Old Cut Paste Navette Marquise Sterling Silver Lace Pin Brooch" is in sale since Tuesday, October 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Pre-1837". The seller is "lancastrianjewellery" and is located in Lancaster.
This item can be shipped worldwide.