This is a classic Victorian piece from the late 19th Century. A piece of branch coral has been wrapped inside a lover's knot. The knot has been engraved around the metal. The piece has a C Clasp and a tube hinge. It also has a small loop at the top so that it can be worn as a pendant. Coral was often thought to symbolize protection and good health.
The piece is in very nice condition. The metal does have some slight wear and an age patina. The pin stem has a crook in it, but I believe that was part of the design. The coral fits loosely in the wire wrap and does have some play. If you twist it the right way, it will slip out.
The brooch measures 1-1/4" by 1"
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