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EVA - Silver Name Pin - Birmingham 1913

This silver EVA name pin has a Birmingham Hallmark - the Anchor and date letter ‘o’ for the year 1913 plus the letter ‘W’ which is the maker's mark.  This English Sterling silver brooch has the name Eva in uppercase fancy lettering and has pretty raised applied engraved flowers and leaves and a love heart.  This is decorative and is most definitely a love token.    

It is a very nice example of an antique silver name brooch. The brooch is in very good condition.  On the reverse it fastens with an old fashioned 'c' type clasp with a long Pin which is often the case with nineteenth and early twentieth Century brooches. Measuring approximately1.75 inches by half an inch this pin is ready to wear , enjoy or gift!

In the 1880’s Sterling silver jewellery became popular for everyday wear and was mass produced using the new machinery. This brought small jewellery pieces into a price range that more people could afford. Many items were made in an area in Birmingham fondly named  Britain’s Jewellery Quarter. All manner of Brooches were produced not just names but flowers, leaves, commemorative, hearts and birds. Some set with paste or gems, some enamelled - all affordable and novel.  The Victorians and Edwardians liked these sentimental brooches and these pins remained popular into the 1920s.  The origins of the Name brooch, pin or badge was to 'label' the staff in large country houses. Later name pins were used as love tokens or sweetheart jewellery and there are examples of all kinds and a wide variety of styles and names, initials and so on. You can find name brooches in Sterling silver, Gold, base metals, metal wires, carved in Whitby Jet, Bone, Ivory and Mother of Pearl and also in enamel finishes. These great pieces of sentimental jewellery make wonderful Christening gifts and are a great collector's item for anyone interested in the Victorian era and the first part of the 20th Century.


Designer or Brand: Makers mark 'A & C'

Country of Origin: UK - Birmingham Assay Office

Condition: Very Good

Decade: s

Era: Antique Victorian

Type:  Name Brooch

Material: Sterling silver

EVA - Silver Name Pin -  Birmingham 1913
EVA - Silver Name Pin -  Birmingham 1913 EVA - Silver Name Pin -  Birmingham 1913 EVA - Silver Name Pin -  Birmingham 1913 EVA - Silver Name Pin -  Birmingham 1913

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