A Victorian Brooch by Richard Attenborough & Co.

A recent addition to our cases is this exquisite antique 15k gold knot brooch set with turquoise cabochons: 


The two hanging charms are detachable, and can be worn separately as pendants:

The heart even has a tiny locket compartment on the back, now filled with a piece of old silk.

Even better, this brooch comes in its original fitted box, which is still marked with the label of Richard Attenborough & Co at 68 Oxford St. in London. Attenborough & Co. resided at the Oxford Street address c.1841 – 1871 – we think the brooch dates to the earlier part of this range, c.1840 – 1850.