Victorian Diamond Lyre Brooch


£36,000.00 Regular price

Jewellery Sector: Fine & High Jewellery

Curated By: Joanna Hardy

Main Material: Silver

Period: 19th Century

Condition Report: Good


A magnificent late Victorian brooch. This brooch is crafted in the shape of a lyre and captures the late Victorian interest in neoclassical themes. The lyre is an instrument that was frequently played in Ancient Greece, particularly during the recitation of lyric poetry. Lyres appear in many examples of Ancient Greek art, from vases to statues. In the Victorian era, the lyre symbolised poetry, and with it, romantic associations of creativity and art. This lyre is set with dazzling old-cut diamonds that scintillate beautifully, weighing a total of over seven carats. The strings of the instrument are crafted from yellow gold, with a laurel motif, a further neoclassical symbol, set within them. This piece evokes the cultural peak of Ancient Greece and both the music and poetry that would be played by such an instrument. This stunning piece captures the alluring style and delicate craftsmanship of the late Victorian era.

Joanna Hardy says: “This is a spectacular brooch, I love it. It has great, bright cushion-shaped diamonds with lots of character.”


Materials & Features
Metal: Silver, Yellow gold 
Gemstone: Diamond (the top diamond is slightly yellower in colour than the other diamonds)
Weight: 7.61g
Stone Cut: Old brilliant-cut diamonds estimated to weigh a total of 7.2 carats
Period: ca.1880
Origin: England
Condition Report: Good condition, wear commensurate with age


Seller ID: BSAFJ

Item Location: London, United Kingdom


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Victorian Diamond Lyre Brooch
Victorian Diamond Lyre Brooch
Victorian Diamond Lyre Brooch
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