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VICTORIAN SILVER JEWELRY
Victorian jewelry is as complex in it’s symbolism, sentiment and
design as was the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an
ornament, a love token or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the
well-dressed lady’s costume but also denoted her position in society,
her marital status and her sense of self.
Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry
came and went in vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the
widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen
before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is
better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was
worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and
other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings,
bracelets and hair ornaments. But the jewelry of the everyday folk is
collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that enchants us even
VICTORIAN Scottish silver with royal blue enameling buckle bangle, patterned
all round and hinged in four places, solid heavy silver, safety
chain, 7" by 3/4", buckle front 1". See a similar piece, a brooch, in Davidov &
Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 33.
VICTORIAN Scottish silver
with blue enamel locket with hair insert, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2" with a 5/8"
VICTORIAN Scottish silver with royal blue enameling
brooch, c catch and hinge, 1-3/4". See a similar brooch in Davidov & Dawes
"Victorian Jewelry" page 33.
VICTORIAN dated 1875 sterling boxed set of hinged bangle bracelet,
locket, locket brooch and earrings all in a fully fitted beveled glass
covered box made for this set, rare and wonderful. The bracelet has an
engraved name inside as well as the date 1875. The bracelet is a smaller
size, 6" around with a 1" band, with the front oval 1-1/3" by 1-1/8. The
locket is 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" and it has a shallow dimple on one side. Inside
are places for two photos with covers. The brooch has a window on the back
that could hold a lock of hair or a photo, and it is 1-1/3" by 1-1/8", and
the earrings are each 1" by 3/4" with a 3/4" hook for pierced ears. The box
is 6-5/8" by 3-3/4" and it is 2-3/4" at one end and 1-3/4" at the other.
VICTORIAN sterling Ye Spider and Ye Flie
brooch with raised insects and a scalloped edge, 1-5/8" by 1" and heavy for
it’s size The maker’s mark on the back is "H&M", and the registration mark
is for the date November 16,1880. The design is a fly on a branch facing a
spider in his web with the saying engraved in the top left rectangle. This
saying came from a nursery rhyme written by Mary Howatt in 1828. The Prince
of Whales often gave Victoria gifts with this novelty theme, including a
bracelet. See Davidov
& Dawes book "Victorian Jewelry" page 45 for a "Ye Spider and Ye Flie"
brooch. This piece is also shown on page 25
of the book "Jewellery in the Age of Victoria".
VICTORIAN boxed silver brooch and earrings with the "AEI" motif, brooch
1" earrings 5/8". Sets like this were popular and another can be seen in See
Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 36.
VICTORIAN sterling brooch of a sailor standing at the wheel of a boat.
There is a star cut out on the back and a mark that says "sterling front",
2-1/4" by 2".
Two Victorian sterling brooches, each with
an image of a woman engaged in a sport. I wonder if there were others like
these showing different sports.
STERLING silver embossed Gibson girl
with a golf club, an unusual lady’s sports motif brooch, with a pierced star mark on back, 2-1/4".
|VICTORIAN silver and sea|
shell brooch circa 1880, souvenir of a long ago English beach holiday,
1-1/2" by 1-1/4".
ENGLISH "Souvenir from John O Groats" seashells 2-inch oval
brooch. This is a delight, with each tiny seashell pronged in place, and
each in perfect condition.
|VICTORIAN silver brooch with tiny real prong-set seashells, dental and|
beaded edge, 1-3/4".
VICTORIAN silver hand brooch
with decorated cuff, very nice front and a solder repair on the back which
does not at all detract.
the mirror is hallmarked Birmingham 1904-05, maker’s mark C&N; the pencil
holder is marked Chester 1902-3; the match safe is engraved with the
initials "HHA"; the envelope-shaped stamp holder is hallmarked Birmingham
1977. The length from top to bottom is 9".
antique sterling silver pin with three little ribbed pink sea shells in a setting with etched designs and a beaded edge,
perhaps a souvenir of a Victorian seaside vacation or honeymoon, 2" by 1-1/16". Circa
1880s and in excellent condition.
SILVER bird chatelaine hook with ruby eye, emerald and pearl collar,
Nouveau lady face and flowers brooch, cut star and “sterling face” marked on
back, circa 1900. View
with native face, 3-1/3" long.
VICTORIAN silver name brooch with "Sarah",
pierced design and beaded edge with etched flowers,
hallmarked "B & L" Birmingham 1882", comes with 2-1/2" by 4" carte
de visite of a girl also
wearing a "Sarah" brooch from Berlin Photographic Studio, 1882. See
Victorian name pins in Kaplan’s "Antique Jewelry" page 362-363.
VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a silver "Sara" name
brooch and a long chain. "From the Berlin Photographic Studio, 61 Patrick
Street, Cork, Entrance through Lee Library, R Williamson & Co., photographs
enlarged to any size". Size 2-1/2" by 4".
VICTORIAN silver with rose and yellow gold overlay
raised flowers brooch with beaded edges, open
back, 2" by 1-1/8".
VICTORIAN silver "souvenir" locket with two photos inside, locket is 1-5/8"
by 1-1/3" with 1/3" loop.
VICTORIAN silver star brooch faceted to resemble cut steel, exceptionally large at 2-1/3".
VICTORIAN sterling silver "souvenir" bangle hallmarked "G&W" Birmingham
1882, engraved in elegant letters on back "J.M.B", and at one hinge in tiny
letters "15th November 1954", 6-1/4" by 1".
VICTORIAN sterling silver
star brooch with deep blue and red enameling, molded to mimic cut steel, 1-5/8".
The star encloses a design made to simulate cut steel brads, quite lovely.
VICTORIAN silver chain with
padlock with hair compartment, 7-3/4" by 1/2" with a 3/4" heart padlock.
VICTORIAN silver round ornate brooch with
scrolls and flowers, beaded and dental edges, locket back, safety chain,
1-5/8". View #V32210
|VICTORIAN sterling tested|
16" by 3/4" etched links book chain with beaded edge and 2" by 1-1/2"
Aesthetic style locket with beaded edge on 3/4" loop, hallmarked S. Bros.,
|VICTORIAN sterling 2" by|
1-1/2" Asthetic style locket with beaded edge on 3/4" loop, hallmarked S.
Bros., Birmingham 1893.
etched design links book chain with beaded edge necklace, 18" by 7/8".
See Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 31.
VICTORIAN silver large
heavy 1-3/8" by 2" locket engraved "TAS" on one side and "AEI"
(Amity, Eternity & Infinity) on the other,
32" chain. View
VICTORIAN initial "A" bar brooch, 1-3/4" wide and 1" tall.
VICTORIAN Aesthetic style locket and collar, silver with rose and yellow gold
overlaid bird and dragonflies design, 17" by 1/2" etched links chain, locket 1-1/2" by 1-7/8".
VICTORIAN silver bird forget me not brooch with tiny locket for hair on
the back, 1-1/2" by 1-1/8", box 2" by 2" and 3/4" deep original box. This
charming bird carries the message of unending love.
VICTORIAN silver snake coil bangle, wearable length around 6-5/8", total
length 7" by 1-1/4" wide at the front. The coiled double snake heads were a
symbol of eternal love. There is a slight dimple at the top of one knob, as
seen in picture. View
VICTORIAN French lapis and pearl brooch set in sterling, illegible touch
mark on pin stem, 1-1/3", complete with the original fitted box which is
2-1/3" by 1-7/8" by 1" deep.
VICTORIAN sterling with gold
overlay Mizpah pin with beaded edges, etched message, hallmarked for Birmingham
1901, 1-5/8". The engraved message reads, "MIZPAH The Lord watch between me and
thee when we are absent one from the other".
ART NOUVEAU Louis Armand
Rault French sterling buttons in their original box, hallmarked
Birmingham 1908, set of 6 each 1". What a great find and an example of
what a beautiful woman looked like in that era.
VICTORIAN sterling pin
hallmarked for Birmingham 1904, 1-3/4", the front cartouche is open for your own
initials. View #V37208
VICTORIAN S Bros sterling silver and gold mizpah brooch with two enjoined hearts connected by ivy, 1-1/2" by 1". The
hallmarked on the back "S.Bros" for the Suydenham Brothers, and the date
EDWARDIAN 9 carat yellow gold Mizpah brooch with double hearts and ivy
and the Mizpah message, 1-3/16" by 5/8". This is hallmarked on the back with
the numbers 9 and 375, Birmingham, and the date letter for 1916. The maker’s
mark is "R.Bs" for Rolason Brothers.
EDWARDIAN sterling Mizpah brooch, rectangular 1-3/4" by 1", applied word
Mizpah with a raised frame, maker _AM, Birmingham, 1912.
VICTORIAN sterling brooch and earrings set in original box, flowers and
scallops designs, brooch with locket back, hallmarked for Birmingham 1885,
maker’s mark "FV", brooch 1-1/2" earrings 1-1/4" total length. The brooch
has a compartment on the back for hair or a tiny photograph. Boxed sets like
this are hard to find and fun to collect.
silver with rose and yellow gold overlay brooch and earrings hallmarked for
Birmingham 1891, maker W.C.M., brooch 1-1/2", earrings 5/8".
VICTORIAN butterfly and flowers motif silver brooch and earrings with
gold overlay and beaded edge in original box, circa 1885, brooch 1-3/4"
earrings 1-3/4" top to bottom. The brooch has a compartment on the back, but
the glass is cracked. Boxed sets like this are hard to find and fun to
VICTORIAN round pin with marcasites in silver and gold tone, 1". This may have
once been a button but it now has a safety pin back catch on the back.
VICTORIAN large silver tone
metal skirt or train lifter with padded ends, 7" total length. The
pierced floral and scroll top slides up and down to open and close the
pincers. This actually works and can hold a fairly thick piece of fabric.
VICTORIAN twigs motif two piece belt buckle, entire buckle is 2" by
1-1/8". View #V37401
VICTORIAN lead crystal faceted double collar pin set in silver and comes
with it’s own fitted box, 3-1/4" total width and each crystal is 5/8" wide.
VICTORIAN or late Georgian portraits necklace, total length 14-1/2" with the
larger ovals 1-1/4" by 3/4" and the smaller 1/3" by 1/2". The portraits are
enamel on silver metal with hand painted faces. Two of the portraits have been
re-worked so they look a bit different and while I don’t find it very
distracting, I did price this "as-is" because of that. An unusual and amazing
piece and each portrait is a little different.
FILIGREE long single strand necklace of alternating sterling silver
filigree balls and exotic seed round beads, 25-3/4" length with 5/8" beads.
The seller said this is English circa 1905 and it has an illegible hallmark
inside the hand made s-shaped catch hook. A warning though, the edges of the
filigree balls are easy to catch on an open weave fabric, like a sweater.
VICTORIAN sterling oval brooch with gold overlay, tulips and leaves
motif with etched fern design, locket back with fittings for a photo, circa
1880s, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3". View
VICTORIAN silver pin and
earrings in original box, brooch 1-1/4", pierced earrings 1-1/4" total
length top to bottom. The design is delicate and symmetrical, really
beautifully done. View
VICTORIAN faux cut steel earrings with a
star motif, total length 1" and the round portion 3/4".
VICTORIAN sterling rectangular brooch with gold overlay, dragon fly and
bird motif with etched bamboo design, open back for photo but no fittings,
1-1/2" by 1-1/8". View
VICTORIAN sterling round brooch with gold overlay, tulips and leaves
motif with scalloped edge, fittings for a photo on the back, 1-1/3" by
1-1/8". View #V36621
VICTORIAN sterling oval brooch with gold overlay, rose and leaves motif
with etched ferns, hallmarked for Birmingham 1888, open back for photo but
no fittings, 1-7/8" by 1-1/8" .
silver brooch with enameled flowers, hallmarked Chester 1887, vintage
replacement hinge for stability on the back, 2". The flowers are a pink
wild rose and forget-me-nots with green leaves.
VICTORIAN sterling silver with
yellow and rose gold overlay horseshoe pin with arrow, flowers and leaves,
hallmarked 1886, 1-1/3" by 1-1/4".
VICTORIAN sterling with
gold overlay Mabel name brooch with ivy leaves, hallmarked Birmingham 1892 and
maker "S.B.", 1-3/4". The ivy leaf stood for memories and eternal love in Victorian times.
VICTORIAN silver brooch with gold overlay basket in both rose and yellow
gold, hallmarked for Birmingham 1885 sterling and a maker’s mark "WCM",
1-3/4" by 1-1/4".
VICTORIAN silver bow brooch with rose gold overlay birds, flowers and
scrolls, hallmarked maker "WCM", Birmingham sterling, 1901, 1-1/2" by 3/4".
VICTORIAN sterling sweetheart brooch with yellow and rose gold
overlay flowers and leaves, 1-1/8". These are fun to wear alone or in
groups, and they were often worn at the neck, as this jpg of a vintage photo
VICTORIAN CDV showing a lady wearing her sweetheart pin at the neck of
sterling brooch and earrings, ovals with a rose and leaves design and beaded
edge, brooch 1-1/3" by1", pierced earrings 3/4" by 5/8" not including
|VICTORIAN lady wearing a|
locket and chain, watch chain with a matching set of brooch and earrings.
Photographer "Barnes & Sons, 422 Mile End Road E., London. This portrait may
be enlarged to life size & painted in oil, water color or crayon".
|VICTORIAN lady wearing|
a silver collar and locket with watch chains at her waist. Photo by R.T.
Watson, Anlaby Road, Hull. View
wearing a silver collar and locket. Just under her left hand you can see a
double swag of carved jet beads. Photo by Turner & Drinkwater, Elm Tree
House, Anlaby Road, Hull. View
tested 16" by 3/4" etched links book chain with beaded edge.
|VICTORIAN silver oval locket|
with engraved initials "RI" on one side and leaf design on the other, 1-1/2"
by 1-1/4" with 1/2" loop.
|VICTORIAN sterling silver|
locket with lily-of-the-valley and butterfly etched design, hallmarked maker
"S.T." and Birmingham 1893-4, 1-3/4" locket with 5/8" loop.
VICTORIAN lady named Johana Frank
Hartman, born July 16th, 1856, so this picture was probably circa 1880s. She is
the grandmother of Bobye Syverson, expert in Eisenberg jewelry. Bobye still owns
the locket her grandmother wears in this picture, which is similar to several on
this page. View
Melendy & Packard, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Says Bobye, "The
store with the flags and the false
front belonged to my grandparents and they are standing in front of it. It is
dated on the back July 1886 but the writing is very faint. This was in
Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Notice the ladies looking out the second floor windows."
VICTORIAN silver locket and chain, locket has an etched flower bouquet
design on one side and a tropical bird on the other, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2, chain
is 15" by 7-16".
VICTORIAN silver locket with etched ivy design, fitting and cover on one
side inside, 1-7/8" by 1-1/3".
VICTORIAN silver etched ivy with beaded edge pierced earrings, total length
7/8" by 3/4" wide. View #V32206
VICTORIAN thin silver bangle with etched leaves design on front, slight
ding on back, 6-1/2" by 1/2".
VICTORIAN sterling silver Aesthetic style birds, butterflies, leaves
and geometrics engraved bangle, hallmarked "J.A." Birmingham 1882,
slight dings on back, 6-7/8" by 1-1/8".
VICTORIAN silver locket with etched bird, bamboo, flowers, geometrics
and leaves Aesthetic design, fittings but no covers inside, 1-7/8" by
1-5/8" locket with 5/8" loop on a 29" chain silver.
VICTORIAN Scottish small silver/malachite pin, 1-1/4", same in D & D book.
VICTORIAN silver locket
with lily-of-the-valley on one side and shield on the other, marked on top
of loop "S.S. 9", 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" with 1/2" loop.
VICTORIAN silver locket with entwined initials "BS" or "SB", fitting
intact inside, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4" locket on 1/2" loop.
locket with unusual pierced, dental and beaded design on front, 1-5/8" by
1-1/3" with 1/2" loop. View
VICTORIAN lady wearing a silver
locket on a chain and an unusual brooch. "From the Studio of Sheppard & Co.
Photographers, North Street & Monmouth Street, Bridgewater".
"zipper" 2" by 1-5/8" locket with one fitted frame inside for a photo on a
15" by 5/8" collar chain. View
VICTORIAN lady wearing a silver
locket and collar. "Photographie Parisienne, 18 Rue Fosse aux Loups 18,
Bruxelles" on back, and penciled date 1877.
VICTORIAN sterling collar chain bracelet with 3 beaded edges, engraved
foliate clasp, 8" by 1". View
GRANDELN 800 silver elk’s tooth, oak leaf and acorns parure with necklace,
bracelet, ring and brooch, hallmarked "TS 800" on the bracelet closure, "800" on
the pin back, and "835" on the ring. The pendant is 1-3/4" by 1-1/8" including
the decorative loop, the chain is 20", the bar brooch is 2" and has it’s safety
chain, and the ring is a size 10 and 1/2" wide along the finger. The box is the
one in which it came to me, a vintage box that displays it nicely. I have
been told that this is called "Grandeln" in German:, or the canine teeth of a
deer. They are considered as hunting trophies and were (and still are) commonly
used in folkloristic jewelry in Bavaria, Austria etc. The acorn motive is
another key element of this type of jewelry.
VICTORIAN sterling silver photo locket brooch, a rectangle with a beaded
edge and a photo compartment on the back and a glass cover, 1-3/4" by 1". The
faux cut steel rectangle in the center adds wonderful texture and the beaded
edge is a lovely finish. The yellow and rose gold applied flowers are accented
by engraved leaf designs. The pin stem extends beyond the pin itself, typical of
this era, and the c-catch and hinge are as well. And finally the entire brooch
is made of sterling that is a bit heavier than this style of brooch usually is.
Circa 1890, it is in excellent condition on the front and very good condition on
the back as the photos show.
silver 1-1/2" wide bow pin with oval 2" pendant with aqua stone, total length
VICTORIAN silver snake
earrings in silver with black and white banded agate
cabochons and drops, 14k yellow gold wires,
2-5/8" total length.
VICTORIAN Alpaca silver
locket with relief roses on one side and engraved initials "SA" on the
other, fitted for one photo inside, 2-1/2" by 1-7/8".
VICTORIAN silver fern pin with
beaded edge, circa 1880, 1-5/8".
|VICTORIAN sterling snake|
wrap bracelet circa 1880, total length 21-3/4" by 5/16", spreads about 3"
wide on wrist. View
|VICTORIAN sterling silver|
etched bird design drop earrings with beaded edge, hallmarked Birmingham
1880, maker’s mark "GFW", 1" total length.
|VICTORIAN silver coil bangle made to resemble cut steel brads, very|
unusual and dated June 21, 1883, marked 800 silver, 7-1/2" and adjustable in
size and 1/3" wide, one dimple on back as can be seen in the picture.
|VICTORIAN silver earrings|
with etched ivy leaf design and beaded edge, a tiny 1/2" size so very easy
to wear. Ivy symbolizes eternal love. #V33529
VICTORIAN sterling Albert watch chain with lovely links, marked "O.O.Co,
with 1887 coin fob, chain 12" total length.
VICTORIAN silver earrings
with etched swallow design and beaded edge, earrings 1", total length 1-1/4".
VICTORIAN Japonesque bamboo
etched design sterling fan brooch, 2" by 1-1/4".
VICTORIAN round silver patterned
earrings with a beaded edge, 3/4" total 1-1/8".
|VICTORIAN A&L Ltd Victorian sterling silver 1-1/4" brooch and 7/8" earrings,|
hallmarked Birmingham 1887, bird and faux cut steel flowers central design
with stars border, open covered back for hair or photo. See similar set on
page 36 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
|VICTORIAN silver ornate collar with beaded edge, links decorated with tiny|
etched open flowers, 18" by 3/4".
|VICTORIAN silver pierced and etched Aesthetic|
scenic design 1-1/4" by 7/8"
brooch and 1/2" pierced earrings.
VICTORIAN silver brooch
and earrings set with "AIE" (Amity, Infinity, Eternity) initials as a love
token, pierced and etched design. The brooch is 1-1/4" and the earrings total
VICTORIAN silver bluebells
brooch with glass enclosed back for hair or photo, 1-1/2".
silver Mizpah brooch with beaded edge, hallmarked Birmingham 1885 and
maker’s mark "R&M", 1-1/2" by 1". Engraved " May the Lord watch between me & thee when
we are absent one from another".
VICTORIAN malachite Scottish
silver knot bracelet, 7" by 1-1/2", brooch 2" & earrings, 1-3/4", circa 1870.
Scottish silver knot bracelet, 7" by 1-1/2", brooch 2" & earrings,
1-3/4", circa 1870.
VICTORIAN malachite Scottish
silver knot bracelet, 7" by 1-1/2", brooch 2" & earrings, 1-3/4", circa 1870.
|VICTORIAN sterling silver and gilt double buckles pin hallmarked|
Birmingham 1890, 1-7/8".
|VICTORIAN Scottish silver kilt pin with jasper stone at top, unusually|
heavy piece, scratched on back, 3".
sterling with rose and yellow gold flowers oval brooch with beaded edge,
hallmarked "AJS" on the back, 1-5/8".
sterling with yellow- and rose-gold gilt leaves surrounding a 3-dimensional
bird, ivy, leaves and flowers on horseshoe brooch, hallmarked and "AJ",
|VICTORIAN silver arrow brooch with agate shaft,|
etched design on head and feathers, 2-7/8".
|VICTORIAN sterling silver round pierced and etched bird design brooch with|
edge, circa 1880, 1-3/4". Both the size and the amazing details
makes this one of my all-time favorites of this style!
VICTORIAN sterling silver hallmarked 1894 bird brooch with floral and leaf
design, 1-7/8". View
VICTORIAN silver brooches can
look terrific worn in groups, these are circa 1880-1890. Brooches like this can be seen in Benjamin’s
"Antique Jewellery" on page 140. Similar pieces can also be seen in
the book, "Warman’s Jewelry" 2nd Edition by Christie Romero on page 64.
VICTORIAN silver pierced and beaded edge round name brooch "Jane",
circa 1880, 1-1/3" . See Victorian name pins in Kaplan’s "Antique
Jewelry" page 362-363 and
Benette & Mascetti’s "Understanding Jewellery" page 229. A
nice collection can also be seen in "Sentimental Jewelry" by Ann Louise Luthi
|VICTORIAN Aesthetic silver oval etched bird in flight pin with dental|
and beaded edge, extended pin stem, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".
|EDWARDIAN sterling silver "Jane" name brooch, hallmarked "WL,|
Birmingham, 1907", 1-3/4" by 5/8". See Victorian name pins in
Kaplan’s "Antique Jewelry" page 362-363.
VICTORIAN silver oval brooch
with open back for hair or photo, etched foliate center and embossed stars
and fluted edge, 1-1/2".
silver bird, heart, flowers and leaves pin, hallmarked circa 1890, 1-5/8".
VICTORIAN sterling silver fan brooch with Aesthetic etched bird and
bamboo leaves design, 1-1/2". Circa 1880, it is in
excellent antique condition.
bird bar brooch hallmarked Chester 1892, 1-7/8".
VICTORIAN sterling "Agnes" brooch,
hallmarked, 1-3/4" by 5/8". This is hallmarked for sterling, W.H.L. maker’s
initials, Chester, England, and the date letter for 1899.
VICTORIAN silver Agnes name brooch, 1-1/2",
tests sterling but has no hallmarks.
VICTORIAN sterling locket brooch with a basket of flowers and leaves,
stars and scrolls designs applied in both rose and yellow gold, 1-1/2" by
1-1/4". It is hallmarked for English sterling Birmingham,1882, and the maker
"WCM". On the back is a glass covered compartment for a curl of hair or a
VICTORIAN sterling bird,
acorns brooch, beaded edge, hallmarked "S. Bros." Birmingham 1890, 1-5/8".
round brooch etched with a bird design, marked "standard silver" on the
back, 1-3/8". View
VICTORIAN sterling silver stork brooch with star and beaded edge,
open back, 1-5/8".
VICTORIAN sterling Victoria Regina Jubilee brooch 1837-1887 with a
profile of Queen Victorian against a medallion with the initials "VR" beside
it, also has a hair compartment on the back, .
VICTORIAN sterling silver oval earrings with leaf motif and beaded edge,
total wearable length 1-1/2" .
hinged bangle bracelet with oak leaf, acorn and stag’s teeth, circa 1900.
Teeth were used in a sentimental way in jewelry during the Victorian era,
too. Queen Victorian’s earrings, made of her children’s baby teeth, can be
seen on page 38 of the book "Queen Victoria: a Life in Jewellery" by Gere
and Rudoe. And on page 42 her circa 1851 holly, tartan and stag’s teeth
brooch can be seen
VICTORIAN silver etched stork and grasses round pin, 1-1/4".
VICTORIAN coin silver charm engraved, "Mungo Collins Ayr Harbor, Scotland 1886",
1-1/3". View #V28908
VICTORIAN sterling hand pin
and clip with tiny Persian turquoise stones, 925/100 mark on back, 1-1/2".
|VICTORIAN silver heavy brooch|
with embossed children at the well design, beaded edge, 1-1/2".
PP&Co sterling silver double horseshoe brooch with leaves and gold overlay,
|VICTORIAN S&G silver bow|
and leaves brooch, 1-5/8".
VICTORIAN round silver brooch
with beaded edge, applied surface layer of rose and yellow gold rose and leaf design,
deep open hair compartment in the back with glass cover, c-catch and tube
hinge, circa 1880, 1-1/3".
VICTORIAN hallmarked sterling horseshoe pin with yellow and rose gold
roses and leaves overlay, beaded edge, 1-1/2".
VICTORIAN hallmarked sterling WCM oval beaded brooch with yellow and
rose gold roses and leaves design, beaded edge, 1-1/2.
|VICTORIAN silver round brooch with etched leaves design and beaded|
edge, 1-1/2". View #V29649
VICTORIAN silver oval brooch with beaded edge and leaves and flowers
motif, open hair
compartment on back with no cover, c-catch and tube hinge, circa 1880, 1-5/8".
|VICTORIAN round silver brooch|
with beaded edge, applied surface layer of rose and leaf design, deep open hair
compartment in the back with no cover, c-catch and tube hinge, circa 1880, 1-1/3". See
similar pieces in Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, Ed. 3" on page 79.
VICTORIAN sterling hallmarked 1-5/8" beaded edge scalloped round brooch
with engraved design, marked "D&LS" as the
maker. This reminds me of a stylized mum, with petals all around.
VICTORIAN oval silver pin with etched flowers and beaded
edge, 1-1/4" .
VICTORIAN small round silver pin with
etched butterfly and grasses and beaded edge, 7/8".
VICTORIAN sterling name brooch "Jane" with beaded edge and etched
design, hallmarked for Chester England, 1899 maker H&N, 1-3/4".
View View #V36934
VICTORIAN sterling name brooch "Mary" with gold overlaid letters, etched
design, hallmarked for maker P&T, date and city almost illegible but could
be Birmingham 1904, 1-3/4".
VICTORIAN sterling name brooch "Sarah" with overlaid gold and etched
design, hallmarked for Chester 1900 maker W.Bs, 1-3/4".
VICTORIAN Silesian wirework
brooch with grapes center, tiny holes on one side, circa 1840, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8".
cabinet card of a lady wearing a star-shaped beaded edge round silver
brooch, 4-1/4" by 6-1/2". Photographer W.H. Hemingway, 56 Bradford Road,
VICTORIAN silver vinaigrette perfume locket with gilt and pierced
inside, marked inside "JR?" and "13-1/2", 1-1/2" with 1/2" loop, a few small
dimples on each side. View
brooch with engraved and embossed leaves and scrolls and beaded edge, 1-1/2".
|VICTORIAN etched silver|
bird brooch with scalloped edge, 1-1/3".
|VICTORIAN sterling brooch|
with star and faux cut steel and starburst motif, 1-1/8".
|VICTORIAN Mizpah double heart brooch with beaded edge pin,|
1-5/8". MIZPAH "May the Lord watch between me and thee
while we are absent, one from the other." See Luthi’s Sentimental
Jewelry page 32. View
|VICTORIAN sterling Mizpah brooch with two hearts, lock and key, bird|
and flowers, gold overlay, tiny etched saying, hallmarks "SRRO?, lion,
anchor, p", 1-1/2".
|VICTORIAN Mizpah pin with ivy leaves, hallmarked,|
silver pin with flowers and leaf design, 2".
EDWARDIAN Mizpah sterling silver with gold overlay pin with hearts, bow
and ivy, hallmarked "E, Birmingham, 1908", 1-1/2" by 1/2".
VICTORIAN silver compass charm with etched leaves back, 3/4".
VICTORIAN sterling silver dangly earrings in a teardrop shape with
lovely details, total length 1-1/4".
VICTORIAN sterling silver "Baby" pin, hallmarked for Chester England
1909 and maker A.J.C. Alfred James Chester, 1-5/8" by 1/2" .
VICTORIAN silver tone metal sash pin in buckle motif with a roaring
lion, 2-7/8" by 1-7/8", circa 1900. This is a brooch and not a
buckle, even though it was made to look like one.
buckle tiny brooch with pull-up pin on a chain, 1".
baby pin marked "silver", etched and pierced, circa 1890, 1-1/2" 12.
|VICTORIAN LSA sterling|
silver fleur-de-lis pin, 1-1/3".
View View #V33748
silver and agate pin, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4".
VICTORIAN Scottish sterling
and agate garter brooch, hallmarked.
sterling silver "regards" brooch, hallmarked back, 2".
VICTORIAN sterling silver
rectangular brooch with etched floral center, framed and beaded border,
open back, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4".
VICTORIAN silver over brass stickpin with etched flowers design
and a scalloped
and beaded edge, 2-3/4" by 5/8". View
VICTORIAN silver brooch
with stork, pond and house design, hair compartment back, 1-1/2".
|VICTORIAN baby pin|
with green enamel, marked "silver" on the back, 1-1/8".
VICTORIAN silver buckle
brooch with hallmark, hair or photo compartment on back, 1-1/4".
sterling bar pin with forget-me-nots motif, 1-5/8".
SILVER marked "F&B 800"
winged cupid brooch, 1-1/3".
BLACK velvet 7" by 5-1/2"
purse with silver cherubs, flowers, dolphins 6" by 2" frame and 3" belt
chatelaine with 3-1/2" chains, German, stamped 800 silver and dated 1880/90.
STERLING marked heraldic
with figures brooch, 2".
VICTORIAN sterling kilt or
dirk pin with purple and yellow stones, circa 1900, hallmarked,
VICTORIAN silver cherubs picking grapes brooch, 1-1/2" by 2".
VICTORIAN silver picture locket,
4 bows edge, 1-1/3". #V29128
VICTORIAN sterling 1-1/4" Queen Victoria coin brooch dated
VICTORIAN EPNS (Electro
Plated Nickel Silver) cast belt with scrolls and cherubs,
STERLING 1-7/8" buckle and
shields brooch, marked "sterling" and a maker’s mark of a letter "C" with a
number "3" inside it. View
VICTORIAN sterling 2" ornate bows and ivy leaves bar pin hallmarked
Chester, England, 1900-1.
|VICTORIAN skeleton key made|
into a brooch, 1-7/8". View
VICTORIAN 1-7/8" ornate bows and ivy leaves brooch.
STERLING Lady Racine sterling pocket watch, 935, 1-1/3".
MEXICAN 12k yellow gold and turquoise birds motif necklace and earrings,
Lady Racine sterling open face pocket watch, 935, "Bertha", 1-1/3".
hallmarked and maker’s mark double hearts bar pin with rhinestones, 1-7/8". The
brooch is typical of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebration jewelry as it has
the crowns and the royal standard comprising of the symbols for England
(lions) Ireland (harp), circa 1897.
|VICTORIAN silver and enamel|
bow and charm brooch with orange and green enameled flower, 1-1/4".
|VICTORIAN sterling, black enamel and seed pearl bar pin, hallmarked, 1-1/2".|
VICTORIAN earrings, silver and diamond 2" screw back, probably originally pierced earrings, circa 1840.
rhinestone fish pin set in filigree.
steel pierced earrings, 1-1/2".
VICTORIAN cut steel bracelet, 7" by 1-1/3". View
VICTORIAN cut steel daisy motif set: the necklace is 18" by 1-1/3", the
bracelet 7" by 1-1/3", early to mid-1800’s. Polished steel faceted studs
were riveted to a steel backing to fashion this type of jewelry. This
set is particularly pristine and especially brilliant as each tiny stud has
12 facets. See Clifford’s Cut-Steel & Berlin Iron Jewellery, plate II
(possible attribution to Frichot); Romero’s Warman’s Jewelry, Ed. 3 page 33;
Benette & Mascetti’s Understanding Jewellery page 62; Becker’s
Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry
on page 78, and Bell’s
Victorian Jewelry page 41.
LACY cut steel necklace with
silver chain, cut steel dangles, 15-1/2" by 1". This is an
unusual use of cut steel.
Woodstock was a small town outside
Oxford, England, site of the most famous cut steel workshops circa 1761.
A jeweler during that time to have been selling cut steel jewelry a
price higher than gold. Steel jewellery became fashionable in France and
its enormous cost made it
popular to the nobility. Napoleon, on his second marriage to
Marie-Louise of Austria commissioned a whole parure of cut
steel for his new bride. By 1775, Mathew Boulton was the most famous steel worker Matthew Boulton,
first in London and then in Birmingham. By the 1790s the industry was
producing its finest work although the French Revolution robbed the
British workshops of their best customer. Though many shops in
England closed, the French cut steel industry survived to the turn of the
Since cut steel will rust if it gets wet or damp,
and is difficult to polish or clean, much of it has been discarded and few good
pieces remain today. I would date the piece at left between
1775-1800 as the individual pieces are quite small. The smaller the pieces of
cut steel used in the jewelry the earlier the item was, while later pieces had larger cut
steel and artificial half-pearl necklace, circa 1775-1800, 14 facets on each stud, half
artificial pearls set in steel, 17-1/2" chain with 2-1/2" front drop.
Most studs have 12-15 facets. "Fabulous" is a considerable understatement when
describing this necklace. See Dawes & Collings "Georgian Jewellery,
1714-1830" page 18. View
VICTORIAN puffy hollow circle brooch with etched roses and leaves circa
VICTORIAN tiny oval Blue John (deep purple natural stone) pin set in silver
tone, 1". View #V37299
SCOTTISH Luckenbooth sterling pin, a traditional Scottish love token, 1-5/8"
by 1-1/4". The Luckenbooth has the typical entwined hearts and crown motif,
and the name comes from the locked stalls where brooches like these were
sold, but it symbolizes devotion and love. Much more of the
interesting history of this type can be seen
HERE on WIKI.