A beautifully made, early example of a Victorian sterling silver MIZPAH** brooch from the 1870's (these tended to hit their height of popularity in the following 2 decades).
Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1876 with makers mark ALLd (Adie & Lovekin).
Two adjoined hearts are beautifully detailed with forget me not flowers, raised lettering and a swallow in flight connecting the two at the base, particularly poignant!!
In good antique condition; the detail is crisp and clear.
Tube hinge, pin and 'c' catch to fasten.
Measurements: 32mm by 22mm.
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Box shown is for display purposes ONLY and is NOT included in the sale.
**In reference to the Old Testament of the Bible (Genesis 31:49) jewellery bearing the MIZPAH motif was very popular with the sentimental Victorians; worn by sweethearts/family members/close friends who had to be parted for a time; or sadly in some cases, when a loved one had passed away**.
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