Antique Austro-Hungarian Rose Cut Diamond Dragon Brooch


Dating from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, c 1880, this fierce dragon is aglitter with rose-cut diamonds and a glowing ruby eye. Truly a three dimensional work of art, from the reverse, this striking beast has been exquisitely detailed with crisp hand engraving.  Hand fabricated in silver topped 14k gold. Measures 1 1/2" x 1 9/16

Weight: 17.1 grams

Measurements: 1 1/2" x 1 9/16" 

Diamonds: estimated 1 carat of rose-cut diamonds

Notes: the hinge and closure have been replaced in antiquity