This is a striking example of the unusual designs we rarely see in cut steel jewelry. It is a standout brooch likely to attract attention whenever it's worn. All original and in excellent rust free condition, it is one we have not seen before.
The tiny studs of steel were cut with as many facets as possible and then rivited to a plate of steel or other inexpensive metals. Like diamonds, it reflects flickering candlelight in every facet. Careful attention to a piece such as this helps us appreciate all the time and the detail that was devoted to the manufacture of this jewelry.
We have learned to keep our own pieces free from rust by keeping them wrapped in tissue and in boxes with a lining of baby powder. This is especially helpful in climates with high humidity.
The anchor measures 5 inches in length and is 2 1/2 inches at its widest point. it weighs 22.3 grams. the steel pin and "C" clasp are original and in fine condition.