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Antique Salmon Sciacca Coral Victorian Floral Brooch,1900S

Antique Victorian brooch made of Sciacca coral in rare salmon orangey-red colour. It features three flowers. The beads well mounted in a brass base.
Safety catch closure clasp.

Not signed.

Period: 1880-1900s

Condition: Very Good. Light scratches throughout metal.

Additional information:

This type of coral, discovered in early 1900s, existed in only one place in the world, Island Sciacca, near Sicily.

In 1950s, its mining was restricted, due to the exhaustion of the species population.

That is why, jewelry made of Sciacca corals is deemed to be especially rare and valuable.


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