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circa 1875
A charming antique novelty brooch modelled as a diamond-set cat playing with a pearl ball of yarn.

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A charming Victorian diamond novelty brooch c.1875, realistically modelled as a cat playing with a ball of yarn, the cat set throughout with rose cut diamonds and with green gem-set eyes, all in silver on gold, the yarn depicted by a white pearl, to single pin fitting.
  • Gemstones and Other MaterialsRose cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 1.2ctsWhite pearl estimated to weigh 0.5ctsTwo green cabochon paste eyes estimated to weigh 0.02cts total
  • Condition ReportVery good
  • SettingSilver on gold
  • Weight description9.8 grams
  • Dimensions4.3cm long, 1.8cm tall