Stunning Victorian pinchbeck knot brooch, beautifully made in the 1800's. Pinchbeck was invented in the 18th century by watchmaker Christopher Pinchbeck. Gold was only available as 18 carat gold which made it very expensive but the development of pinchbeck enabled all people to buy gold effect lower priced jewellery. The pinchbeck knot design is very ornate with fine textured pattern around the swirls. The pin hinge and a few areas to the rear look like they may have had a minor repair at some point. The lovely brooch is adorned with three golden coloured paste stones in the centre, the warm tones glisten and simulate citrine gems. The brooch looks lovely when worn and is very eye catching. The antique brooch comes in its original leather covered box, which is still in good order, with lovely deep ruby red velvet and satin inserts. A great piece to collect.