This Georgian Paste buckle brooch is a lovely antique conversion piece. In the early 1800's it would have been a buckle on a fancy shoe or dressage, before having been repurposed (most likely in the Victorian era) to be worn instead as a brooch when buckled court shoes were going out of fashion.
We love the bright cuts of the Pastes and the fine engraving work on the Silver settings, particularly on the inner edge. The stones are well matched and foiled to give them some extra punch, as was the style of the time.
Brooches are as versatile as your imagination. Wear it on a hat, bag, coat, jacket, shirt or anywhere else you can put a pin through! This will give your look a bit of genuine Georgian sparkle. Just gorgeous!
ERA: Georgian (c.1830)
MEASUREMENTS: The brooch itself measures 41mm wide by 36mm tall. The Pastes are each 6-7mm long
MATERIALS: Paste, Silver (tested as .800)
HALLMARKS: None present
EXCELLENT: This Georgian Paste buckle brooch is in exceptional condition, particularly when you consider its incredible age! The Silver settings and pin are all perfect, and the stones are free from any chips or damage. Some of the Paste stones are flashing bronze where the foil behind them has aged, but this is to be expected of any piece this age. It's bright, it's right and it's ready to hit the town! Buy with confidence.