This is a beautiful larger size Victorian/Georgian (1850s) gold bar pin, which also has a small loop on the back so it could be worn on a thin chain as a pendant, if so desired. It has a wonderful shape, with an engraved rectangle in the center, and two circles offset on either end, with ornate black equilateral sized crosses on them. The cross symbolism is particularly lovely and gives the brooch a bit of a Christian motif. The black sections under magnification appear to be small chips of black jet.
On the back is the original tube hinge pin stem with a pin that has a twist in the center, and a cap (non locking) to secure the pin end. It also has the small metal loop which is soldered on, this may have been a later addition.
It is made of 10K gold with a strip of sterling silver on the back, and it weighs 4.8 grams. It is 1.75 inches long and in very good condition, there are areas where jet chips in the design may have fallen out over the years, but it still shows extremely well.
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Item ID: 0685
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