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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Green Connemara Marble Double Shamrock Clover Brooch, 1896 #c962

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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Green Connemara Marble Double Shamrock Clover Brooch, 1896 #c962
This lovely Victorian brooch is a British piece and is comprised of fine sterling silver and green Connemara marble. Connemara marble is a rare stone found only in the Connemara region of Ireland and Scotland and is known as the "Irish gemstone."

The brooch is openwork and features two swirling silver stems that hold a large shamrock (3-leaf clover) on one side and a smaller shamrock on the other side. The leaves of both of the shamrocks have been inlaid with beautiful green Connemara marble stone. The green marble stones have light and dark color variations that give the leaves depth and a realistic clover appearance. The brooch closes with an old tube hinge pin and C clasp closure. It's an absolutely superb piece!

The brooch measures about 1 3/16 inches long, 1 11/16 inches wide and weighs 4.6 grams. It is signed "WJ" for Birmingham silversmith William Henry Johnson and hallmarked with an anchor symbol for Birmingham, a lion symbol for silver and has a date letter of "W" for the year 1896 on the back of the brooch.

This is such a beautiful brooch! It would make a wonderful good luck gift and a great addition to an antique jewelry collection. The beauty and quality of this piece are just exceptional! What a great piece to wear for St. Patrick's Day, or to wear any time that you're just feeling (or want to feel) lucky! The brooch is in excellent antique condition. The Connemara marble stones do exhibit color variations and striations (grooves) that are naturally occurring and inherent to the stone.

SIGNED: WJ FOR BIRMINGHAM SILVERSMITH WILLIAM HENRY JOHNSON, AN ANCHOR SYMBOL FOR BIRMINGHAM, A LION SYMBOL FOR SILVER AND THE DATE LETTER "W" FOR THE YEAR 1896

SIZE: APPROX 1 3/16 INCHES LONG AND 1 11/16 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT-APPROX 4.6 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, ANTIQUE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THE MARBLE STONES DO EXHIBIT COLOR VARIATIONS AND STRIATIONS (GROOVES) THAT ARE NATURALLY OCCURRING AND INHERENT TO THE STONE.

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