TWO VICTORIAN BROOCHES one of oval form, with central oval section with an enamelled star motif with a single pearl, with areas of ropetwist applied spherical decoration, 45mm long, unmarked; the other a nine carat gold bar brooch, with a central ruby flanked by two pearls, with two triangular sections with overlaid floral motifs, with applied spheres to the edges, 41mm long, 3g
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