Peruzzi sterling silver jewelry floral brooch. Antique Peruzzi sterling silver floral brooch. This solid silver floral brooch is signed by "Flli Peruzzi". Peruzzi had a shop both in Florence and in Boston where he made the finest hand made silver jewelry designs. "Peruzzi silver jewelry" This antique Peruzzi hand made silver brooch dates from circa1890 to 1920 and was one of his first works, weighs 13 grams. Measures 1 and three quarters inches by 2 and one eighth inches long by 1 and one eighth inches wide. This is not only a rare piece but one that was quite difficult to make with all the open work to its design.
Peruzzi sterling silver cancer brooch. This lovely peruzzi sterling silver brooch depicts a crab with is the symbol for zodiac symbol cancer. This brooch measures 2 inches across and weighs 17 and one half grams.Peruzzi had a shop both in Florence and in Boston where he made the finest hand made silver jewelry designs. "Peruzzi silver jewelry" This vintage Peruzzi hand made silver brooch dates from circa 1920 to 1930.
Antique tortoise shell brooch or watch fob with gold and silver pique inlay in a finely executed honeycomb and arrow design. It measures 1 and three eights inches across and weighs 8 grams. Excellent original condition. Pique jewelry is no longer being made. Most was done in tortoise shell, made from the hawksbill turtle. Pique (pronounced pee-kay) is a technique of decorating tortoiseshell or ivory with fine inlay of gold or silver. Tortoise shell is a natural thermoplastic. A fine shaft of precious metal can be heated and then pressed into the tortoiseshell. The rod is cut off at the and as the shell cools, it re-hardens and grips the insert tightly. This process is repeated to form a pattern. Pique jewelry was made from the 1700's to the late 19th century.
Antique Victorian mourning brooch in gold and black enamel c1850. Measures 2 x 1.75 inches. Excellent condition with just two small seed pearls missing. Engraved on reverse " In memory of William Earnshaw 20th June 1853.