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WINNIE Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - Hallmarked 1905 Chester

WINNIE is the name on this appealing antique silver name brooch. This dates from the first quarter of the 20th Century and has a hallmark for Chester in the year 1905 making it an Edwardian Silver Brooch.  There is a  maker's mark 'J & RG' for the silversmiths J & R Griffin Limited  who only worked until 1926.  The Winnie name pin is in really good condition, measures approximately 1.75 inches in length and a fraction over half an inch in width. It has a decorated shape to its edge and is engraved in places . The name has been applied in block capital letters and there are also applied open flowers and leaves too - a most decorative example. The pin fastens to an old fashioned 'c' type clasp.  It is reputed that these name pins were first worn by the servants in England's large country houses. 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'.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Makers mark 'J&RG'

Country of Origin: UK - Chester Hallmark

Condition: Very Good to Excellent

Decade: 1900s

Era: Antique Edwardian 

Type: Name Brooch - Winnie

Material: Sterling silver

£58.00
WINNIE Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - Hallmarked 1905 Chester
WINNIE Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - Hallmarked 1905 Chester WINNIE Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - Hallmarked 1905 Chester WINNIE Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - Hallmarked 1905 Chester WINNIE Edwardian Sterling Silver Name Pin - Hallmarked 1905 Chester

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