Coral & 18K Yellow Gold Hand Carved Man & Woman Erotic Grand Tour Brooch Antique Georgian c.1790.

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This hand carved coral brooch features a man and woman in an intimate pose, made by the jewelers Tessier of New Bond Street London this comes with the original box. Dating to the Georgian period around 1790 this would have been bought as a memento of a young wealthy elites Grand Tour.  The Grand Tour was a typical rites of passage for a rich young gentleman were they traveled abroad for months at a time normally visiting the Classical sights of Italy and Greece, an essential part of a well rounded education.  In good antique condition with no chips.  The brooch bears letters to the base thought to be A.C., see photos.  Hallmarked 18k gold to pin.

Dimensions of Brooch are:

Height 4.5 cm or 1.77 inches, Width 2 cm or 0.79 inches, Depth 2 cm or 0.79 inches.

Weight of Brooch:9 grams or 5.8 penny weight

Weight of Brooch & Box:  75.6 grams or 48.6 penny weight



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