This is an interesting and collectible antique Victorian era carved horse head pendant on a rolled gold chain chatelaine style brooch. The pin back is affixed to a gorgeous twisted metal French-style bow piece, from which hangs four gold tone chains. The horse head is a substantial carved chunk of iridescent mother of pearl, with gold plated wire bridle and blinder details. There is a small beveled hole on one side of the horse pendant indicating that a detail of the wire decoration may be missing.
This brooch is a very unique and desirable piece of equestrian themed Victorian jewelry, perfect for an antique jewelry lover or a rider/horse lover in your life, especially during the gifting season. This piece would play nicely into the wardrobe as a gift for someone with a flair for the avant garde and a vintage sensibility.
The brooch is in excellent antique condition with age-appropriate patina. It measures 3 3/4 inches long in total, and the horse head is about 1 3/4 inch long.
Antique Victorian Carved Mother of Pearl and Rolled Gold Horse Head Equestrian Pendant Fob on Chatelaine Brooch with Delicate Looping Style