Stock: AP5146

A unique Victorian ‘Man in a Boat’ opal brooch pin. The brooch is mounted with a finely carved black opal, mimicking the waters of a lake under the moonlight, with a boat upon the surface featuring a solo occupant, rowing. Perhaps inspired by the poetic work ‘Boat Stealing’ by the Romantic Poet William Wordsworth. This rare black opal has been selected and specially carved to feature the vivid blue, green and red play of colour, forming ripples and or the depth of the water. The opal is framed by a rope twist detailed frame brooch and is fitted with a brooch pin fitting to the reverse. Expertly hand crafted in 18 carat yellow gold and is dating to circa 1860.


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