Description & Technical information

The central bombe heart applied with the diamond set bird, having ruby eyes and wings outstretched in the manner of a St. Esprit, opening to one side to reveal a glazed locket compartment, between straight tapering shoulders applied with a diamond forget-me-not to one side and a diamond bellflower to the other, each framed by gold rococo-style scrolls, rich blue guilloche enamel ground, polished gold underside, the diamonds of old brilliant and cushion cut and mounted in silver.

Weight: 31.5g

Date:  c.1850
Period:  Mid-19th century
Medium: gold, diamond and royal blue enamel
Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.3 cm (6¹/₂ x 0⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery