Antique Vintage Victorian 14k Yellow Gold Etruscan Repousse HUGE 2.3" Pin Brooch 6.3 Grams, 1.25" W, Hand Hammered, Chased, Signed, Rare

$128.50 37 Bids Sold, $8.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller abeautifultimeco (13,871) 99.8%, Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 312331665211 We have similar Etruscan items, which would pair nicely with this piece, up for auction this week. To view in separate listings, please visit our store and search “Etruscan” under our auction items. Due to an increase in unpaid items and cancellations, we are now enforcing eBay’s “Unpaid Item” policy. Their policy states, “If you've placed a winning bid or clicked the Buy It Now button in a listing, you've committed to purchasing that item. If you don't pay for it, even if you've changed your mind, you violate the unpaid item policy.” If you choose to not pay for, or cancel, an item, we will open an unpaid item case against you and work with eBay to have your buying privileges revoked. We are a small business and it is unfair for us to suffer losses each week due to customers changing their minds or not reading the full description of an item. Before bidding, please make sure you have read through the listing, considered any shipping or import/duty charges, and are willing to pay your high bid. Thank you for your understanding! The Piece Auction Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 Age Circa: Victorian C. 1837 - 1901 Markings: Indecipherable Maker's Mark, Tested and Guaranteed Country of Origin: Unknown Brand: Unknown Gram Weight: 6.3 Grams Metal Type: 14k Yellow Gold Metal Melt Value: $160.00 (Value All-Inclusive Weight) Material: -- Main Stone: -- Main Stone Measurements/Color: -- Accent Stone: -- Accent Stone Measurements/Color: -- Stone Treatment: -- Stone Cuts: -- Item Measurements: The pin brooch measures 2.3" wide and 1.25" long. Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, Pin, Scarf Pin, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Tie Pin Closure Type: Pin Stem with Locking "C" Clasp Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant. Notable Features: This pin brooch was handmade during the Victorian era. Composed of 14k yellow gold, the brooch features repousse and chased designs inspired by the Etruscan revival movement. The Etruscan revival began following the discovery of ancient Etruscan sites outside of Rome in the early 1800s and involved incorporating the intricate and beautiful artistic styles of the artifacts discovered at these sites. The brooch was created using repousse metalworking techniques to hand-hammer yellow gold into hollow shapes and designs inspired by those found in ancient Etruscan jewelry. Further detail was added by chasing intricate patterns of lines, dots, and rounded shapes onto the metal, as well as a floral motif in the center. As was popular in Victorian jewelry, the brooch features a dangling accent which sways elegantly with movement. Completing the brooch is a pin stem with a locking "c" clasp allowing for secure wear of this piece on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. A classic example of Etruscan-inspired Victorian jewelry, this brooch would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection. Don't miss your chance to preserve this piece of cultural history. Damage: Age appropriate wear. The back supporting the pin stem and plate are not made out of gold and were added to the brooch later in its life, most likely to replace the previous pin stem; this does not affect wear or the overall appearance of the piece. *This listing is for the item only. All display boxes and/or photography props do not come with your purchase.* The History The Victorian period, 1837 - 1901, is famous for its very rare and elegant, hard to find designs. Queen Victoria was the ruling monarch during this period, hence the name Victorian. The Victorian period has three very distinct periods including the Romantic, Grand, and Late Victorian. Jewelry was often worn in abundance and expressed the wearer’s wealth and social status. This period featured floral motifs, birds, bows, intricately engraved gold, enamel, and intricate seed pearl designs. Diamond is derived from the Greek word, “Adamas,” which means “unbreakable.” Archaeological revival jewelry was inspired by the excavations and discoveries of Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Etruscan sites in the 18th and 19th Centuries. These archaeological digs uncovered beautiful works of decorative arts, giving jewelers a glimpse into the past for inspiration for contemporary designs. Some of the revival styles incorporate the use of filigree and granulation decorations. The revival styles emphasized the contrast between antiquity and modernity, with jewelers of the modern world borrowing motifs and techniques from the ancients, to perfect with advanced technologies and incorporate into modern designs. Etruscan revival jewelry swept into popularity in the early 1800s with the Victorian era discovery of Etruscan tombs just outside of Rome in Italy. These archaeological digs unearthed beautiful golden jewelry that had been meticulously ornamented with tiny gold beads, featuring flowing geometric shapes, celestial motifs, and a plethora of sacred and Greco-Roman mythological figures. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. Jewelers all over the world avidly began to attempt to replicate these ancient techniques, changing the way fine jewelry was made for many years. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. Domestic US: All items ship within one business day of receiving payment. Buyers will have 3 base shipping options to choose from, depending on the needed speed of delivery. Pricing on single and multi-purchase transactions can be seen below:Auction Items: Base shipping + $1.00 per additional gold item & BIN items combine for freeBIN Items: FREEBase Shipping: USPS First Class: $8.00 fully insured, estimated 3-5 business days USPS Priority Mail: $12.00 fully insured, estimated 2-3 business days USPS Priority Express: $25.00 fully insured, overnight deliveryInternational: All packages are sent via USPS and pricing is based on buyer location. Each customer will receive a revised invoice at the close of the auction with an updated shipping rate. We will combine shipping on multiple purchases for free. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so. What you pay is what we will claim on your customs form. Please take this into consideration before placing your bid. PayPal only. After 4 days of non-payment, an automated unpaid item case will be opened by our eBay system. If you need extra time for payment, please contact us prior to bidding. If you find yourself not wanting to risk losing this piece during an auction, we will entertain Buy It Now offers. However, we will not accept any offers in the 24 hours prior to an auction ending. Please message us with your best offer, and if accepted, we will add a Buy It Now option to this piece for you. Condition: The pictures provided are a part of the description and detail any damage not noted. Antique, used, vintage jewelry WILL have broken, chipped, missing stones, wear, and other damage or imperfections commensurate with age. Carat weights and gold values stated are approximate, this includes stones etc in the weight. Age stated in the title as well as gemstone classifications are opinionated based on sellers experience. We have a 30 day no questions asked send back policy should you be unsatisfied with your purchase., Metal Purity: 14k, Metal: Yellow Gold, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown

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