Description & Technical information

Weight: 58.5g the openwork design with three graduated circular clusters spaced on a tapering Greek key pattern band, the largest cluster to centre, each featuring a principal collet set brilliant in spaced three row border of flowerhead cluster, dotted collets and outer diamond line frame, the key patterns sections set with rose cut diamonds, edged by diamond line frames millegrain set with cushion and rounded brilliant cuts, the circular clusters collet set with brilliants and cushion cut diamonds and each detaching to form a separate brooch, together with a tiara case housing the brooch fittings and a tool, and featuring retailer stamp for 'HUNT & ROSKELL LTD LATE STORR & MORTIMER IN ALLIANCE WITH J W BENSON LTD 25, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON W', 

Hunt & Roskell, a firm of manufacturing and retail jewellers and silversmiths, was founded by Paul Storr in 1819, trading as Storr & Co. (1819-22), Storr & Mortimer (1822-38), Mortimer & Hunt (1838-43) and then Hunt & Roskell (1843-97). John Samuel Hunt, who had assisted Storr from the start, continued as a partner until his death in 1865, when he was succeeded by his son, John Hunt (d.1879). Robert Roskell, formerly a watchmaker and merchant of Liverpool, joined in 1844 and remained in the firm until his death in 1888. In 1889 the firm was taken over by J.W. Benson Ltd and continued in business as Hunt & Roskell and then from 1897 as Hunt & Roskell Ltd until c.1965.
Height at front including frame 3.8cm / 1½''
Length end-to-end 21cm / 8¼''

Date:  1900
Period:  20th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Diamond
Dimensions: 3.8 x 21 cm (1¹/₂ x 8¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Jewellery