What a super little thing this is! It is just fabulous quality and is in 15ct solid gold.
It can be worn as a brooch but is also free standing and I have had him stood on my desk for a while, debating whether to sell or not! He stands firmly no wobbles. As you can see from the pictures, it is a 3D model every inch is realistically portrayed in fine detail just super workmanship. It fastens with a hinged pin and C clasp and there is a 15ct mark on the underside of the hinge. I love the 15ct gold mark This standard of gold was introduced in 1854 (along with 12 & 9ct) and was discontinued in 1932 (along with 12ct) and a new standard of 14ct was substituted.
So if you have a piece marked 15ct you know it was made between those two dates. It weighs 11g and measures 1 (2.6cm) tip of nose to tail and is ¾ (2cm) tall. I have found a little Victorian Box for it lined in Burgundy silk and velvet. It is not the original but from the same period. In excellent condition - originally had a safety chain (loupe on leg) but this is now gone - I can have one put on if required - just ask.Please Note: All Weights & Measures are Approximate. Unless otherwise stated, any dimensions and estimated weights of gemstones in this description have been determined without un-setting the stones and are, therefore, to be considered only as a probable because of limitations imposed by the mount.
The item "ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BROOCH MODEL TERRIER / CORGI DOG 15CT SOLID GOLD SUPER QUALITY" is in sale since Monday, February 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "shopatrubyandjules" and is located in Lancashire. This item can be shipped worldwide.