In January, we featured this ornate gold-and-pearl “Madonna” brooch recovered in 1989 from the “Rio Mar” A place where one of the ships from the 1715 Fleet wrecked. Includes the beach and the water in the vicinity of the wreck. near Vero Beach, Florida. We have received some additional up-close and personal images of this very rare and beautiful artifact.
These images demonstrate the skill and craftsmanship that went into the creation of this item. Please pay particular attention to the pearls which are an integral part of this piece. There fifty-two remaining pearls and upon close observation can be seen as quite worn.
From a private collection.