Another from my own collections, being disbursed. Pristine Dieppe, France hand carved ivory brooch, religious in nature with sheaves of wheat, heart, dagger and crown of thorns. Dating c.1840-60s, the pin back is not karat gold but is instead brass. Extra long pin, typical of the era. Brooch is so delicate, yet hasn't a single nip nor chip - quite amazing. I don't think my photos show it well. Measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition throughout, not a single chip or loss which is very rare on the old Dieppe carved jewelry items. Measurements: 2" long, 1 1/4" wide.
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Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.