This gorgeous blue enamel and pearl brooch hails from Georgian England, from around 1820.
Sweet and dainty, crafted in 9 carat pale rose gold it features the royal blue enamel around the yellow gold flower and foliage. Beautifully lustrous and creamy natural split pearls surround the kidney, or bean shape, echoing the flat rose gold setting around the enamel. The pearls are graduated, giving the brooch a lovely fluid and balanced shape. The back features the original pin, made out of metal. The brooch, originating from early 1800's is not hallmarked , but we had it's body and the pin tested by the means of a professional metal gun tester. It measures 0.98 by 0.64 inches and weighs 3 grams. The back of the brooch bears an inscription " J.R. in memory of E.H. April 12. 1872 " The brooch was inscribed some fifty plus years from the time of it's creation and perhaps it was a family heirloom or a gift between the two people initialled, from the earlier years ……It certainly appears as if there was a love or a deep affection between the two. The bean shape is symbolic of all beginning, a luck symbol, the royal blue often meant….." you are a royalty to me" and the flower, we think it is a wild rose, signified Poetry…….how sweetly romantic! ….. a 19th century love story perhaps that spun through over half a century ……. one lover left to remember the other……
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Antique Georgian Lucky Bean Blue Enamel Pearl Brooch Pin With Memorial Inscription