Brooches & Stickpins

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Banded Agate Fouled Anchor Brooch Pin or Pendant #c985

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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Banded Agate Fouled Anchor Brooch Pin or Pendant #c985
This superb antique brooch is comprised of fine sterling silver and banded agate stone. It has the shape of an anchor with a long, hexagonally cut banded agate stone in the center and silver anchor pieces at the top and bottom. The luscious brown, caramel and white bands of the agate run horizontally through the stone and the silver has lovely chased designs that together add lots of beauty and visual interest to the piece. A twisted silver rope runs around the anchor from the top to the bottom, which is the symbol of a fouled anchor. The fouled anchor is an anchor that has become snagged on an obstruction on the bottom of the water. It is said to have originated in the 16th century when Lord Howard of Effingham England used it as his seal. It later became a symbol for steadfastness, hope and salvation. The brooch closes with an old-style tube hinge and c catch closure and it has a ring at the top so it can be strung on a chain as a pendant. It's an exquisite piece!

The brooch measures about 3 1/4 inches long, 1 3/4 inches wide and weighs 12.5 grams. It is unsigned, which was common of this period.

This fine brooch would make a fantastic addition to an antique Victorian jewelry collection. It's the perfect piece for banded agate or nautical jewelry lovers and would make an exceptional gift. The ability to wear the piece as either a brooch or a pendant also adds great versatility. The brooch is in excellent, antique condition. I gave the piece a polish with a dry polishing cloth to bring out its details and shine, but it is otherwise in its original condition. It's ready to be worn and cherished!

SIGNED: UNSIGNED ANTIQUE

SIZE: APPROX 3 1/4 INCHES LONG AND 1 3/4 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 12.5 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, ANTIQUE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE.

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