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Antique Victorian paste crescent brooch, Moon, Sterling silver

Antique Victorian paste crescent brooch, Moon, Sterling silver

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A very pretty late Victorian, silver and paste crescent brooch.

A beautiful chunky curved moon set with pretty sparkling paste stones, resembling diamond with plenty of sparkle.

Paste jewellery despite being used as a low cost substitute for diamond on 18th to 20th century is now highly sought after in its own right.

It has a very long history with a form of paste dating all the way back to the Roman empire.

In the 18th century it experienced a surge and was made from heavy Flint glass, specially crafted to imitate the brilliance and fire of diamonds.

Crescent moons were a popular motif in Victorian and later Edwardian jewellery, they are attributed to a number of meanings from feminine strength to changes or new chapters.

The brooch is Unmarked tests as sterling silver, c1890s, late Victorian era.

It has an old C type clasp.

Approx measurements:
1.25" width
1.25" height

Weighs approx 7.42 grams

Good used condition overall, signs of use and wear commensurate with age.

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