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Superb Antique Angel Skin Coral ~ Gold Grape Vine Brooch c1890’s

$895.00 $695.00

A Superb Antique Angel Skin Coral ~ Gold Grape Vine Brooch c1890’s ~ 1920  &  of superior quality to most seen!  
***REDUCED TO CLEAR ***

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A Superb Antique Angel Skin Coral ~ Gold Grape Vine Brooch c1890’s  ~  1920  &  totally hand made!

*** THIS BEAUTIFUL 19thC NATURAL CORAL BROOCH OF SUBSTANTIAL SIZE HAS NOW BEEN REDUCED TO CLEAR & OFFERS EXCELLENT VALUE WHEN COMPARED TO OTHERS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE AUSTRALIAN & INTERNATIONAL MARKETS ***

Baring the romantic name of   ‘Angel Skin Coral’  ,   which comes from the imagined colour of an angels skin ,   there was often much more to the piece of jewellery behind the story of the coral itself.

With the vast majority of coral used in  & before the 17th , 18th , 19th  &  early 20th C’s  ,   at least with angel skin coral & most ‘undyed or untreated coral’  ,   needing to be retrieved from the ocean floor in  deep water {no breathing apparatus}  &  often hazardous waters as well.    With reef sharks  &  many larger of their finned cousins having patrolled natural food sources such as coral reefs {fish habitats}  for millennia   ~   when diving for angel skin coral  ,  one needed a guardian angel protecting them!

Being prized in fine jewellery making for millennia ,  most forms of antique & ancient coral jewellery have fascinating history’s behind them ,   not unlike antique pearl jewellery!

This attractive brooch is large ,  hand made & hallmarked 14ct that would have been a complex piece to make.     Featuring two main bunches of grapes hanging below entwined grape leaves & branches ,   with great detail to the leaves etc  ~  with holes where the end part of the leaves meet ,   as per correct style of leaf.

This Superb Antique Angel Skin Coral ~ Gold Grape Vine Brooch c1890’s ~ 1920 is a significant size brooch  @  approx;   6.5 cm’s wide  x  5.2 high   &  has a mirade of use’s. There appears to be a loss of a grape or 2 yet this needs Close inspection to decide whether it has/hasn’t.

As per the numerous images attaches ,   this Superb Antique Angel Skin Coral ~ Gold Grape Vine Brooch  looks Amazing worn over either  jet black clothing  or white clothing .

This gorgeous antique brooch  is an absolute eye catching  piece & a guaranteed   “compliment magnet”  for certain &  represents great value for the money .      I have seen equally complex hand made angel skin brooches from the 19th & early 20th C’s  of this quality & size  sell for the equivalent of  au1,750  to  $2,500.    Making the selling price on this one look as sharp as a razor  @  au$895!

The photo showing the brooch next to a watch ……. is to give some perspective  ~  the watch is 35 mm’s  wide including the winder.

If you have any questions regarding this Superb Antique Angel Skin Coral ~ Gold Grape Vine Brooch  from c1890’s  ~  1920  in 14ct solid  gold ,   please email for a prompt response.