On the Wings of Love

Antique Brooch With Natural Pearls & Turquoises in Gold, Great Britain ca. 1900


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Antique Brooch With Natural Pearls & Turquoises in Gold, Great Britain ca. 1900
Antique Brooch With Natural Pearls & Turquoises in Gold, Great Britain ca. 1900
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Figurative designs are one of the hallmarks of British jewellery of the Belle Époque. Moons, stars, hearts, wings, but also insects and animals found their way into jewellery design, as did floral motifs. Often they were even combined, so that in turn new compositions were created. The present brooch is in the shape of two spread wings with a heart swinging underneath. The heart with its slightly curved tip is a so-called "witch's heart". This heart shape is derived from even much older amulets: Until the 17th century, the witch's heart, also known as the Luckenbooth in Scotland, was pinned to baby blankets to protect children from the evil eye. Since the 18th century, however, it has been used as a love offering: While one heart indicates that the person giving the gift has been "charmed" by the recipient of the trinket, two hearts indicate a romantic attachment such as an engagement or marriage. The brooch is set with fine seed pearls, also characteristic of British jewellery of the period. Emblazoned in the center of the heart are three cabochon cut turquoises. These stones also had romantic connotations: The blue colour reminded people of the flowers of the forget-me-not, which is why the turquoise took on the speaking meaning of the little plant in the language of jewels, including in English. As early as Henry IV, the loan translation "Forget-me-not" was introduced into England, where it persists to this day. Especially in Victorian times, turquoise was therefore often used in jewellery of a sentimental nature. This romantic piece of jewellery is very well preserved. It found its way to us from England, where it was also created.
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Antique Brooch With Natural Pearls & Turquoises in Gold, Great Britain ca. 1900
On the Wings of Love
€ 690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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