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Victorian/Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - LIZZIE (On Hold)

Lizzie is the name on this appealing antique silver name brooch.  This brooch dates to the end of the Victorian period or the beginning of the Edwardian period making it well over 100 years old. It is reputed that these name pins were first worn by the servants in England's large country houses. The    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 'LIZZIE'.  The brooch is in good condition - the only flaw is a hole where the hallmark has been applied to the rolled rim on the reverse.  This doesn't effect the front of the brooch in any way nor does it weaken it - it simply means that the hallmark that would have given us the exact year and assay office detail is not able to be read. This is a smaller sized name pin and it measures approximately 1.5 inches in length and half an inch in width.  It has a decorated edge and is engraved with a border and the name has been applied in block capital letters. The pin fastens to an old fashioned 'c' type clasp.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: None

Country of Origin: UK 

Condition: Very Good - please not flaw to reverse on rolled rim where hall marked strike has pierced the item.

Decade: 1890s to early1900s

Era: Antique - Victorian - Edwardian

Type: Name Brooch

Material: Sterling silver

£48.00
Apologies, THIS ITEM IS SOLD.
Victorian/Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - LIZZIE (On Hold)
Victorian/Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - LIZZIE (On Hold) Victorian/Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - LIZZIE (On Hold) Victorian/Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - LIZZIE (On Hold) Victorian/Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - LIZZIE (On Hold)

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