1896 Victorian Aesthetic Pin Sterling Raised Basket with Gold Details

This late Victorian aesthetic era sterling brooch is topped with a rather unique raised lacy flower basket. The triangular basket has an openwork base and rose gold trim along the edge and handle. Gold ivy leaves spill out and around the edges while engraved details reflect back the light.

The brooch is predominantly round with scallop edged points making it look star-like.

It measures 1-1/8" across the farthest points. An early c-clasp secures the pin.

The back is fully hallmarked with the maker's mark of S&G, and the English Birmingham anchor, lion passant representing the silver content, and the date letter for 1896. I can't test the gold without damaging the images but I trust that they are at least 9k.

It is light weight at 2.8 grams making it easy to wear even on the thinnest cotton lace blouse.

Other than the top bail being a little squished, the pin is in excellent condition with very minor wear.

Condition: the hinge end of the pin mechanism appears to have been repaired but it is clean and tidy and hidden when worn, there is a little bit of silver on the gold basket handle that is likely a bit of solder that flowed over the top.

I have several of these Victorian aesthetic era brooches. See last photo - they look wonderful as a grouping.

Item ID: 5186

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/Gold, Size: 1 1/8"

$115 USD

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