Here we have a miniature painted portrait of the famed Palace Bridge in St. Petersburg, Russia. The bridge was constructed in 1896-1897, but the drawbridge was built in 1912-1916, and it's considered one of the most technical perfections among all Neva bridges. It is also one of the biggest tourist attractions in this city of waterways. This brooch commemorates that bridge, and the style is very much of the Edwardian Era, which makes us quite certain that the brooch was made during or immediately following the construction of the bridge. The scene is painted on abalone, as we can see the luminescence in the skyline and sky especially. It is in a silver bezel, which tests as 800 or less. Has a simple C clasp, which dates it again to that Edwardian Era and before.
Measures 2" wide by about 1-5/8" tall. Weighs 14g. Note that the pin takes a little finagling to get out of the C-clasp as the top tip of the C is pushed down to keep the pin from easily opening. Overall in great antique condition.
Truly a one-of-a-kind piece for the person who loves bridges, drawbridges, St. Petersburg, the Neva River, or jewelry from this era.
Please convo with questions, or call (505) 369-6865. Will return your call as soon as possible.
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