This enchanting antique brooch of silver pot metal sparkles all over with diamond pastes (so much more brilliant than rhinestones) and its oval shape frames a central bow, upraised from the outer mounting. The dimensionality of its layered construction gives the brooch a lot of presence.
The dazzling "all white" look and cutouts anticipate Edwardian style, toward which Victorian was evolving in the 1890s, when I believe this was made. Amazingly, it's in completely original condition. Even the elongated pinstem indicative of great age remains present. As you know, pinstems have been shorter for more than 100 years and older ones are usually found snipped for greater comfort. While you *will* need to be careful where you place it, this is quite a valuable and collectible piece. Size is about 1 3/4 inches long by one inch wide.
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