Made in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire, circa 1880.
This Victorian era novelty brooch is crafted in 14K gold and silver. It is designed as a finely modeled gold cat sitting on a rose cut diamond bar and playing with a pearl (suggesting a ball).
The brooch is marked with ‘A’ for Vienna, fox head gold assay mark, and maker’s initials ‘HB’.
Length is 43 mm (1 11/16 in.)