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JANET Edwardian Name Brooch - Sterling Silver Hallmarked Chester 1899 (Sold)

Janet is the name on this appealing antique silver name brooch.  This brooch is Edwardian , bearing the Chester hallmark for 1907 and the maker's mark 'J & RG' for J and R Griffin who worked in Chester until 1926.  It is reputed that these name pins were first worn by the servants in England's large country houses. The silver pins quickly became a popular form of sweetheart brooch for the sentimental Victorians.  The popularity of the brooches continued  through the Edwardian period into the 1920's and there was a revival of these items during World War 2.  Materials used for name brooches include Silver, Gold, base metals and rolled gold wires, sometimes they are set with gems, diamante or paste or marcasite.  Names are also engraved and sometimes painted onto natural materials like  ivory, bone or Whitby Jet and early plastics like Bakelite, Celluloid, Casein and Lucite.  It was also popular to make brooches with the words 'Mother' and 'Baby' ;  with initials on or letters which make up a name in the form of a puzzle; with place names upon them or simply with sentiments like 'Best Wishes', 'Mizpah' (an old hebrew prayer which  translated  means 'may the Lord watch over us whilst we are apart' ) or the words 'Souvenir'.

Back to 'JANET'.  The brooch is in really good condition, measures approximately 1.75 inches in length and a little over half an inch in width.  It has a decorated edge and is engraved with a border and some foliage details whilst the name has been applied in block capital letters. The pin fastens to an old fashioned 'c' type clasp.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Makers mark 'J & RG'

Country of Origin: UK - Chester Hallmark

Condition: Very Good

Decade: 1900S

Era: Antique Edwardian 

Type: Name Brooch, Name Pin -Janet

Material: Sterling silver

£58.00
JANET  Edwardian Name Brooch - Sterling Silver Hallmarked Chester 1899 (Sold)
JANET  Edwardian Name Brooch - Sterling Silver Hallmarked Chester 1899 (Sold) JANET  Edwardian Name Brooch - Sterling Silver Hallmarked Chester 1899 (Sold) JANET  Edwardian Name Brooch - Sterling Silver Hallmarked Chester 1899 (Sold) JANET  Edwardian Name Brooch - Sterling Silver Hallmarked Chester 1899 (Sold)

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