Brooch

Watch Hook 2

The heart on the front of this watch hook brooch was probably intended to be engraved with a monogram. Many buyers chose not to have the engraving done.

Pearl Starburst Brooch

This brooch may be a mourning piece, as the pearl symbolizes tears. The black and white enamel would be typical for memorial jewels.

Cameo Pendant, Brooch, Muse

The lady in this cameo is one of the muses, Erato, the muse of love poetry. Her signs are the lyre and the crown of roses.

Bird and Flowers Brooch

Engraved gold inlays form the bird and flower pattern in this small fine gold brooch. One of the flower inlays is missing.
The reverse shows a fine example of a trombone clasp.

Bar Pin, three lozenges

Bar pins typically were used to attach a watch or watch chain to the bodice. But sometimes they were simply decorative. This pin does not have a hook on the back for the watch. The pin is dimensional, having been stamped and repouseed into high relief.

Bar Pin, one lozenge

Bar pins were commonly worn, often to hold the end of a watch chain. This example shows nice gallery wire decoration.

Agate Brooch

Queen Victoria was fond of Scotland, and spent much time at Balmoral. Scots influenced jewelry was popular during this period. This brooch includes agates. The clasp shows that this is a reproduction.

Branch Coral Brooch

A piece of branch coral is used as the stem of a grape vine in this brooch. The frame is a drawn gold tube.

Mother of Pearl - Star Brooch

Very ornate star pattern, set with rhinestones on mother of pearl. Twisted wirework decorations. The overall feel is of mid to late Victorian work.

Floral Brooch, carved ivory

A nicely-carved leaf-shaped ivory brooch, the clasp is glued onto the back, and is likely not original.
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