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Antique Victorian Celestial 20ct Yellow Gold Half Pearl Brooch / Original Box By Russells’

Sale price$1,150.00 AUD

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Step into the enchanting world of Victorian elegance with this exquisite 20ct gold and half pearl celestial brooch by Russells’ of Liverpool England.

Crafted from high carat 20ct gold with meticulous attention to detail, this celestial-inspired piece captures the timeless beauty of the night sky, with a half moon set with graduated half pearls, and fine delicious star motifs each set with a tiny half pearl also.

Presented in its original fitted box by Russels’, this brooch is a true collector's item, perfect for those who appreciate the charm and history of Victorian jewellery.
Let this celestial treasure adorn your attire and transport you to a bygone era of sophistication and grace.

Half Pearls

4.3cm Length
1.5cm Wide

3.78 Grams

None - Tested as 20ct gold

Excellent antique condition.  All Pearls are original with no replacements or re-glues.  Pearls are very well matched, creamy white and lustrous with no nacre loss.  Brooch is beautifully crafted, high quality, and shows no repairs or damage.  Pin is gold and tests as 9ct (for strength).  Clasps perfectly and securely.  Lovely original piece with its original box.  Box is in good condition with marks to leather commensurate with age, hinge and closing mechanism in excellent order, velvet and satin interior in very good condition.

History of RUSSELLS’ - Established in 1848

Thomas Russell was listed as a watchmaker in 1848 at 20 Slater Street Liverpool and later at 30 Slater Street.

In or around 1859 he appears to have handed over the control of the company to a Thomas Robert Russell and Alfred Holgate Russell (we assume his Sons) and the firm changed its name to Thomas Russell & Son.

By 1877 the company had moved its premises to Church Street.

Thomas Robert Russell continued as the proprietor of the Russell Watch and Chronometer Manufactory at Cathedral Works, 18 Church Street, with addresses in Piccadilly, Toronto and Canada.

In 1894 it became Russell's Limited and continued as retail jewellers with branches in Liverpool, and by the early 1900s Manchester and Llandudno.

Alfred Russell continued the company of Thomas Russell & Son and in 1880 the company was listed as watch and chronometer manufacturers and machine-made keyless lever and jewellery merchants by appointment to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and the Admiralty.

The business was started by Thomas Russell in the mid-19th century making watches and chronometers, with premises originally in Slater Street. This magnificent building was at 18 Church Street by which time the company were retailing jewellery as well as watches.

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