This old Victorian brooch can also be worn as a pendant. It's gold-filled with fine Taille d'Epargne black enamel work standing out of the overall ornate etch work.
The round pin measures 1 1/8 inches across. The back has an old tube hinge which someone had attached with a bent straight pin. While it may be a long-there replacement, it functions like the original would. The pin extends over the edge of the brooch which is the case for these Victorian pins as they would secure the pin point into the clothing item for extra safety. There's a loop for a chain so this can be worn as a pendant.
From the back, you can see a little edge wrinkle from a bump but it doesn't show on the front. The top is lovely and the pin is in overall very good condition. Circa 1880s.
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