You only have to look at this brooch to see it is something rather special. This is a archetypical example of a Victorian love Brooch. I think it defines everything re Victorian Sentimentality. If you are looking for a really super present for someone special. Its stylised Leaf design is t.Otally original to its age with the large hinged pin. Needed to penetrate the stiffer fabrics of the day.
The pin itself dates from 1890 to 1901. Measurement 6 cm by 2 cm. See the last photos for measurement up against a ruler.
Victorian jewellery is as complex in its symbolism, sentiment and design as was the fashion, architecture. And decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token or a remembrance. The well-dressed ladys costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status and her sense of self. Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewellery came and went in vogue.Mass production made jewellery available to the widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is better" theme of the Victorian era carried.
Over into how jewellery was worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings, bracelets. But it is the jewellery of the everyday folk is collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that. Please note all boxes are for display only. There is no box unless stated in the listing - the box in the photos is my display box.That I use for taking my photos and not on sale at all - thanks. I will carefully send your item packaged with tissue and various other materials. Photos are usually a close-up of the item, to help you to see the detail. So please refer to the "photos with measurements" for actual size. Since photos have a tendency to make items look bigger than they are. You might like to look at my other stuff. I will willingly combine postal charges for you.
Overseas buyers cant do this something to do. Dont give up I have a way round this.So if you are in the UK or abroad and want to combine. Select the items you want. Put them into your basket/trolley. Then I can adjust the postal charges.
The item "Large Ornate Victorian Sterling Silver Turquoise & Coral Bird Brooch" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)".
The seller is "oceanhouse1" and is located in Staffordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.