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Symbolism Rich Victorian Bar Brooch on Antique Chain
This is a conversion piece, formed of a bar brooch from 1890 (fully hallmarked) and an antique barrel clasp curb chain.
If you love symbolism in antique jewellery (and I know you do) this is the piece for you.
The brooch itself shows the influence of the Etruscan Revival, with two overlapping bars coupled with gold beading work. To the centre of the brooch we see a horseshoe, of course symbolic of good luck. We began to see this symbolism around 1880, and it continued to be popular well into the Edwardian era.
Held inside the horseshoe we find a rose, itself symbolising love and joy. Strikingly, the horseshoe also contains a leaf which is in yellow gold, unlike the rest of the piece which is rose gold.
The antique curb chain on which the brooch is mounted is a substantial rose gold curb chain, which blends perfectly with the tone of the brooch itself, and sports an ever desirable barrel clasp.
Material: 9ct rose gold, with yellow gold detailing
Dimensions: 50cm / 20" long, bar brooch 45mm long and 20mm at tallest point.
Please note that the bar brooch is permanently and securely mounted to the chain. Only the item described above forms this listing.