English Silver Brooch: Broderers Guild (embroidery)
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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Pre Victorian: Pre 1900: item # 1096305
Please refer to our stock # 71 when inquiring.
223 Egremont Plain Road PMB Box 148
North Egremont, MA 01230-2284
917 881 4973
Measurements: 5" long x 1/8" at the widest point of the needle x 1 1/2" long chains x 3/4" diameter "love token."
Pin back marked "sterling" with a very blurry mark which appears to be a lion rampant.
The brooch components are a needle with a silver love token showing the symbol of the English Broderers (Embroidery) Guild and initials on the reverse.
The disc referred to as a "love token" was traditionally created from a silver coin, polished smooth and decorated with personal designs.
This is a delicately formed brooch with an open "C" catch indicating that the brooch was manufactured in the late 19th century.
Also, please note that this is truly a delicate piece of antique jewelry, requiring gentle handling.