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Antique Silver Paste Witches Heart Brooch c.1890

SKU: 1547
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Witches hearts, or "luckenbooths" as they are sometimes known, were originally worn as a talisman to ward off the eye and protect a mother during childbirth, but in the 17th and 18th century the heart started to be used more as a love token, symbolising the romantic connection between two people. 

This beautiful witches heart brooch is a wonderful piece of history made during the Victorian era, circa 1890.  It's crafted from Sterling Silver and Paste, and is just full of romantic antique charm!

The brooch has a wonderful aged patina which accentuates the Paste gems. They've been cut just like old  Diamonds and sparkle with just as much fire.

It'll look fabulous at the collar of a shirt or blouse, on a coat lapel and would be a lovely specimen for any collector.

Item Details:

ERA:  Edwardian (1901-1910) 

MEASUREMENTS: Brooch measures 22mm wide x 24mm tall. 
The Pastes each measure approx. 2.5mm in diameter.
Weight: 4.7g

MATERIALS:  Paste, Sterling Silver, metal pin for strength

HALLMARKS: "925". 


EXCELLENT:  All of the paste stones in this brooch are intact and in excellent condition with no abrasions, scratches or chips. The Silver has a lovely dark patina that accentuates the sparkliness of the stones. There is a little light wear commensurate with age but the Paste still has plenty of dazzle left in them! The pin and clasp are strong and in good working condition. A lovely and highly collectable brooch throughout!


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This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

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