Antique sweetheart chatelaine double heart and key brooch engraved to Irene. Likely belonged to a child.
Measurements: 3 inches wide with chain fully extended. The small heart is 1/2 x 5/8 inches. The large heart is 1 inch x 1-3/8 inches. This would look sweet on the bodice of a large French Fashion Doll!
Darling little set of hearts! Made from fancy finished brass. The metal is finished to look like old, rose gold. It is a rose colored brass. Each heart is strongly pressed with lots of fancy work. There are scrolls, curls, flourishes and pie crust edges.They each have a scroll in the center.
The large heart is pierced with the image of an old fashioned skeleton key. The scroll on the large brooch has the name IRENE etched on it. The small scroll is undecorated. A very fine chain links the two. Each heart has an independent "C" clasp.
These are quite lovely. The metal is solid and entirely well made. Little pieces like this were often ordered through catalogs like Sears and Roebuck and gifted to a sweetheart; circa 1900.
EXCELLENT vintage condition with minor wear.
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