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Antique Pendant-Brooch in the Colours of the Suffragettes, London Circa 1910


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Antique Pendant-Brooch in the Colours of the Suffragettes, London Circa 1910
Antique Pendant-Brooch in the Colours of the Suffragettes, London Circa 1910
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The history of equal rights for men and women has been a history of hard struggles. Until today, progress has always been made only in small steps, which often had to be laboriously wrested from the mostly conservative side of men. A particularly turbulent period of this struggle was the early 20th century, when women took to the streets in large numbers, especially in Great Britain and the United States, but later also in Germany, to finally win the right to vote for themselves. In Great Britain, the fighting women were called suffragettes, from the French suffrage = choice. They protested and did not shy away from physical acts and hunger strikes, frustrated by the immobility of male-dominated politics. The longer the movement was active and more visible, the more women supporters publicly declared their support. A true fashion was born. Then, in 1908, colours were officially established to symbolize the women's movement: Green, white and purple were to signify hope, purity and dignity. In London, major department stores quickly sold dresses and sashes, hat pins, bars of soap, and even jewellery in the colours of the movement. A particularly well-preserved piece of jewellery of this fashion is now here. It can be worn both as a pendant and as a brooch and shows the three colours so typical of the British Women's Movement, which were to indicate the approach of a new age of freedom. The design in gold is in the typical floral forms of the belle Époque. Richly set with natural pearls, the gold forms a frame in which a dark green tourmaline is the highlight. An amethyst is pendant added to the design below. We discovered the piece of jewellery in London.
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Antique Pendant-Brooch in the Colours of the Suffragettes, London Circa 1910
A New Spring
€ 1,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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