This Victorian brooch is a perfect gift to a friend or an affectionate lover
for those who appreciate old fashioned means of spiritual communication.
Victorians loved symbolism packed jewelry.
The brooch is full of meanings.
Two hearts are obviously represent two loving persons.
The padlock and the key symbolize fidelity.
The MIZPAH represents an emotional bond between people who are separated.
It literally means ‘The Lord watch between me & thee when we are
absent one from another’ which is inscribed on the left heart.
The swallow being renowned as symbol of loyalty, freedom, and hope.
C clasp corresponds to the period.
The brooch is made of 9K gold.
It measures 1 1/2” X 7/8”.
The weight is 3.1 grams.
There are hallmarks, 9CARA and SBRO’s,
which is attributed to SYDENHAM BROS. Birmingham, UK
Excellent condition commensurate with age.
Antique jewelry box shown for display only.
Antique Victorian 9K Gold Double Heart Mizpah Padlock Key Swallow Brooch Pin C. 1900’s