Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with surface wear noticeable at the back. Vermeil finish has some thinning and wear also noticeable mainly at the back. No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair. Seed pearls are all in place and look original.Clasp is secure and original. Era Late Victorian / Edwardian. Width A bit fuller than 3/4. Material Tests for sterling silver, natural seed pearls. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history. Modest sized piece in a fleur-de-lis design with a detailed silhouette. Gleam of inset natural seed pearls in a range of tiny sizes is a special flourish.
Thin and feather-light feeling in your hand, this piece will lay flush on your lapel. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed day in the life scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time , Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era.
Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you dont know what youre looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day societys collective memory.
To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history. _gsrx_vers_1281 GS 8.3.5 (1281). The item "Antique Victorian Edwardian Fleur de Lis Seed Pearl Sterling Silver Brooch Pin" is in sale since Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.