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Antique Rose Gold Filled Fleur-de-Lis Watch Brooch Pin, Henry F. Barrows, Signed HFB, Dog Clip #c947

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Antique Rose Gold Filled Fleur-de-Lis Watch Brooch Pin, Henry F. Barrows, Signed HFB, Dog Clip #c947
This beautiful antique watch brooch has the three-dimensional shape of a lovely fleur-de-lis, or stylized lily, which is a very old and highly recognizable motif. It is very ornate with textured scrolls and milgrain details throughout and a bright, shiny, rose gold-filled finish. Concealed on the back of the pin is a hook that currently holds a rose gold-filled dog clip by H.F. Barrows. The H.F. Barrows company of Massachusetts was founded in the mid-1800s by Henry F. Barrows. The company manufactured a variety of fine gold-filled jewelry and watch pieces and continued in business until the 1970s. It's a highly versatile piece that can be worn without the clip as a brooch or used to hold a pocket watch, pendant, fob or charm. The pin closes with an old c clasp closure. It's such a beautiful and elegant piece!

The brooch measures about 1 1/16 inches long without the clip attached, 1 5/8 inches long with the clip attached and 3/4 inch wide. The combined weight of both pieces is 3.7 grams. The brooch is unsigned and the dog clip is hallmarked "H.F.B" for H.F. Barrows on the inside of the clip. I do not know if both pieces are attributable to H.F. Barrows, but the clip definitely is an H.F. Barrows piece.

This gold fleur-de-lis pin is absolutely gorgeous! It's such a versatile piece that can be worn alone or in myriad ways. I think it would look fabulous holding a vintage rose gold watch or a watch fob. Whatever you add to this pretty piece will create a sensational look. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition and very bright and shiny. The pin has a bit of a curve at the end and it sits at a slant when pushed into the c clasp (photo #10) but it holds fine. The back of the brooch is not shiny and there is some age patina, but none of this shows when the piece is worn (photo #10). It's ready to wear or to gift out of the box!

SIGNED: H.F.B. ON THE INSIDE OF THE DOG CLIP

SIZE: APPROX 1 1/16 INCHES LONG WITHOUT THE CLIP ATTACHED, 1 5/8 INCHES LONG WITH THE CLIP ATTACHED AND 3/4 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 3.7 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THE PIN HAS A BIT OF A CURVE AT THE END AND IT SITS AT A SLANT WHEN IT SITS IN THE C CATCH BUT IT HOLDS FINE (PHOTO #10). THE BACK OF THE BROOCH IS NOT SHINY AND HAS SOME AGE PATINA (PHOTO #10). NONE OF THIS SHOWS WHEN THE PIECE IS WORN.

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