An English cut steel brooch from circa the 1880's. This is an interesting and contemporary looking brooch despite its age...Antique Chic at its best in an ornate star design. Cut steel was popular in Europe and the United Kingdom in Georgian and Victorian times. It was made from tiny faceted pieces of steel riveted to a backing that formed the design Some incredible pieces remain today.
This brooch was more than likely part of a demi parure or a complete set of cut steel jewellery for the ear, neck and to adorn the dress of a grand Victorian lady! Still fitting for a grand someone of today's era! In good condition it makes an fascinating and wonderful addition to your wardrobe!
This brooch is 2.3 cms in diameter.