AN IMPRESSIVE DIAMOND STOMACHER BROOCH
Crowned by a spray of diamond-set flowerheads, leaves and buds, suspending a panel of swags, tapering to a point at the base, each with knife-edge and collet centres, to the detachable pear-shaped diamond drops, circa 1860, 12.0 cm. high (flowerhead panel detachable to be worn as two brooches and a pendant, accompanied by an additional brooch fitting, one pendant deficient), in its original refurbished case
Cf. Two important stomachers displayed by Mellerio at the World Exhibition held in London in 1862 for which the firm was awarded a medal.