A poetic early Victorian Pinchbeck brooch with a large glass purple amethyst faceted center surrounded by pinchbeck scrollwork with security chain. Open C clasp.
Pinchbeck is a form of brass, an alloy of copper and zinc to resembles gold in appearance. It was invented in the early 18th century by Christopher Pinchbeck.
Length 5.2cm / 3'
Height 2.7cm / 1.2'