An utterly endearing 19th century carved coral brooch. The brooch is in the shape of two plump cherries with four small leaves. Created from a single piece of coral, the carving is fine and realistic. We also fell in love with the back of the brooch, which is designed with eight cut-out hearts. For centuries, coral has been considered as an amulet to bring protection and make the negative energy disappear. This piece is a perfect talisman, as cherries also symbolize prosperity, success and fortune. This 19th century coral cherry is most likely Chinese in origin, and the 18k gold back panel with a clasp is set in the mid 20th century. The clasp is secure and in good working order, and it has a double locking mechanism for extra security. This brooch is undoubtedly crafted by a skilled jeweler. It is beautifully made, and has been preserved in very good condition.
Size: Approximately 46mm (1.81") x 27mm (1.06")
Weight: 18.47 grams