Elliptically shaped with a solid weight in your hand, this Victorian silver brooch has a bold silhouette, yet, when gazed upon closely its soft and delicate femininity is revealed. The expansive size of the expertly crafted setting gave the maker opportunity to superbly depict a spring garden (or giardinetti), with clusters of carefully rendered flowers, in a variety of shapes and sizes. A charming pastel color palette of glittering paste stones lights up the design, its beauty emphasized by its excellent condition.
This piece is fresh looking, it must have been tucked away and well. Taken care of, the signs of wear are noticeable only on inspection. The setting is fresh looking and bright with little surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots.
The glass stones are all in place and look original with a high sheen and no chipping, very little surface wear and the faceting is crisp and refractive. There is no darkening or yellowing to the stones, they are all bright and the colors crisp. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. Material Tests for sterling silver, glass. The Italian word for garden, is a motif of a spray of flowers or a floral bouquet, conveyed through the use of colorful gemstones or glass.
Giardinetto pieces are often found as brooches, those sometimes the motif is seen in rings or necklaces as well. Giardinetto jewelry became popular during the 1800s and the charming motif continues centuries later. Antique and vintage styles that are typically seen in small or modest sizes get dramatic attention when theyre found in large, oversized, or bold pieces. These larger versions increase the collectability of a piece. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233).The item "Antique Victorian 2.5 Giardinetti Flower Paste Sterling Silver Large Brooch Pin" is in sale since Tuesday, December 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.