A great quality antique Victorian collectable sweetheart brooch/pin. 1897
In a delightful shade of rose gold, this is a fully hallmarked English brooch with a sweet heart motif set with original tiny seed pearls. The design of a swirling ribbon banner is an unusual and attractive feature.
Hallmark to the back consists of :
9 .375 .........quality mark for 9ct / 9k gold.
Anchor motif .........denotes Birmingham Assay Office.
Lower case Italic x .........date letter for 1897.
Natural seed pearls are all in good lustrous condition and well secured. There is a very pretty bright cut engraved patterning and classic bead edging to the 'ribbon'. For an extra sweet decorative flourish, there are a few applique leaves in a greeny yellow gold.
Length is around 1 3/4 inches.
The hinge, pin and c clasp are all in good working order.
An unusual piece and would be an excellent addition for your sweetheart brooch / pin collection.
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Adorable Antique Victorian English 9ct Gold Seed Pearl Sweetheart Brooch