Victorian Bohemian Garnet & Seed Pearl Set Saint Esprit Brooch c.1860
A fabulously ornate and detailed 'Saint Esprit' (Holy Spirit) brooch set with facetted bohemian garnets and seed pearls.
Worn by Christians, the Saint Esprit dove as jewellery can be traced back to the mid 1700s. It became popular in France during the 18th century. The dove is highly symbolic in many cultures, widely recognized as a representation of peace, love, or fidelity. This wonderful example has an articulated branch of grapes and leaves to the base. The back of the brooch is closed set and the brooch has its original fitted box.
Price Code: B, £500 - £1000
Era: Victorian, 1839 - 1901
Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests as Silver and Gold