Antique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and GoldAntique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and Gold

The story of the tortoise and hare dates to the time of its teller, Aesop, a slave in Ancient Greece, around 500 BC. The story tells of a tale involving a slow-moving tortoise and a speedy hare. The hare ridicules the tortoise for his lack of quickness and so the tortoise challenges him to a race. The hare in his arrogance accepts. The tortoise falls behind but keeps steadily moving forward. The hare is so far ahead he decides to nap. When he awakes, he finds that the tortoise has won. It’s a fable of overconfidence and foolishness.

This antique silver and paste brooch was handcrafted in England around 1910. It features a tortoise and a hare linked by a short chain, with the rabbit portion being the part with the pin. The two creatures are covered in white faceted paste with red paste for eyes. This brooch weighs 9.2 grams and measures 68.2 x 30.3 x 11 mm. It is hallmarked, “925” for sterling silver.

This charming little brooch pin is a fun piece for storytellers, jewelry collectors, and animal lovers.

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ITEM ID
BHA22233VA
ITEM SIZE
Medium
TYPE
Fine
MATERIAL
Gold, Silver
STYLE
Edwardian, Victorian
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Gold, Silver
CREATOR
HAR

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Antique Tortoise and Hare Brooch Pin Paste Victorian Silver and Gold

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