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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Sweetheart Horseshoe Bar Pin Brooch - British - Dated 1898 #b763

Regular price $80.00
For offer today, I have this lovely British Victorian sterling silver sweetheart brooch!

The beautiful bar pin brooch is a romantic piece of jewelry full of the symbolism that Victorians favored in the mid to late 1800s. It is comprised of sterling silver and features a multi-level construction with a raised horseshoe in the center and raised flowers and leaves at the top. It has wonderful chased floral details on each side and each of the raised pieces has been intricately etched. The brooch is finished with pretty silver bead details that sit at the top and bottom center of the brooch. It's a superb antique gem!

The Victorians believed that the horseshoe symbol provided good luck and protection. Flowers could have many meanings depending on their type, but most represented love, beauty or remembrance. So this exquisite piece of jewelry most likely had great meaning to the lady who owned it.

The brooch measures about 3/4 inch long and 1 1/2 inches wide and weighs 3.5 grams. It is marked with the lion symbol for sterling silver, with a lower case letter "y" for the year 1898, and with a sideways anchor for Birmingham. It appears to have had a maker's mark at the top of the brooch, but it is worn and undecipherable. I believe the pin in the pin back may be a replacement and not silver.

Victorian silver sweetheart brooches are beautiful and very collectible! This brooch is extremely nice and would make a great addition to an antique jewelry collection. The brooch is in excellent antique condition. The three leaves on the left side of the brooch sit slightly lower than the other side, and one of the leaves is very slightly curved, but it doesn't detract in any way. It's a gorgeous piece of history that you can wear and enjoy!

SIGNED: BRITISH HALLMARK OF A LION SYMBOL FOR STERLING SILVER, LOWER CASE Y LETTER FOR THE YEAR 1898 & A SIDEWAYS ANCHOR SYMBOL FOR BIRMINGHAM

SIZE: APPROX 3/4 LONG AND 1 1/2 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: APPROX 3.5 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, ANTIQUE CONDITION. LEAVES ON LEFT SIDE OF BROOCH ARE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN ON THE RIGHT & ONE LEAF IS SLIGHTLY CURVED. DOESN'T DETRACT AT ALL FROM THIS GORGEOUS GEM!

**PLEASE NOTE: COLORS OF STONES MAY BE AFFECTED BY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING AND ALSO WHEN VIEWED ON DIFFERENT MONITORS AND MOBILE DEVICES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT STONE COLOR, PLEASE ASK BEFORE PURCHASING.

Materials: sterling silver,925 silver

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