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Era: Antique over 100 yrs old
Length 4.1cm / 1.6 inches
Maximum width 8.5mm / .33 inch
Wonderful antique Victorian sterling silver crescent moon brooch with floral engraving, and featuring a lovely chain and rope twist design. The crescent moon and two end bars are gilded in rose gold.
The brooch has English hallmarks, stamped with a lion, an anchor, and the date letter is 'S'. The makers mark is AJS for Arthur Johnson Smith. This means that the brooch is sterling silver, assayed in Birmingham, and is dated 1892. The clasp works well. We have given the brooch a light clean.
This is an adorable and beautiful antique silver brooch from the Victorian era.
In Victorian times, the crescent moon was a very popular symbol. Brides would often wear a brooch with a crescent moon and flowers on their honeymoon. These ‘honeymoon brooches’ represented ‘the magic of the moon and the sweet honey nectar of the flower’.