This very unusual Ballooning brooch is engraved on the back 'Marco 28 1897' and is said to relate to a balloon flight in Brazil (Marco=March) on that date. The brooch is in 15ct gold and is engraved with a scene showing the balloon over the sea between two islands engraved with a houser on the one side and palm trees on the other. The balloon and basket are each set with a Brazilian diamond. The brooch has a satin finish, and there is a small irregularity where the pin is soldered on. Ballooning items are rare, and this was obviously specially made to commemorate the flight. Width: 1 7/8 inches:48mm Height: 1 5/8 inch:42 mm
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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