Archive for Victorian silver brooch
The Victorians loved their sentimental jewellery of all types, sweetheart jewellery and mourning jewellery were widely worn. During the Victorian era the development of mass producton of silver jewellery and especially silver brooches made it possible for people from all walks of life to own a sentimental brooch . These sentimental silver brooches were made in thousands and thousands of different designs and many of these have survived for todays collector and researcher of vintage jewellery and antique brooches.
Here are a few victorian sentimental silver brooches :
Just as necklaces with names on were popular in the 1980s , the later 1800s and early 1900s saw a fashion for silver name brooches. Here is a very Victorian name brooch made for a lady called Fanny:
This antique brooch dates from the Victorian era when name brooches like this were popular. Made of silver “Fanny” is entwined with leaves.This is an unusually large antique name brooch being 6.4 cms long. As with most brooches of the victorian era, this fastens with a simple C catch.
The Victorian Mizpah Brooch
These brooches are normally made of silver although occasionally a rare gold one does turn up.
A wonderful Mizpah brooch made from sterling silver and fully hallmarked for Chester 1898. Antique Mizpah brooches are popular collectables and as gifts between parted lovers.
MIZPAH, The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another.
This mizpah brooch measures about 5.1 cms long, the hinge has been moved at some time long ago and is quite solid now
Victorian sweetheart brooch
These are covered with hearts, flowers, and love birds. Occasionally these victorian sentimental brooches have tiny lockets set into them to contain a lock of a lovers hair.
This example is fully hallmarked for Chester 1895: