This pretty. Victorian sterling silver and rose gold pin bears full English hallmarks for the year 1892. It is signed by the maker William Clark Manton.
The elongated oval pin would have been worn at the throat at the top of a blouse It measures 1 and ¾” (4.5cms) wide by 5/8” (1.6cms) across, It weighs 4.7 grams.
The pierced pin is overlaid with rose gold detail. At the centre is a lucky horseshoe and a flower. On either side are rose gold flowers and green gold leaves. At either end is a rose gold fleur de lis motif. The raised central area is accented with tiny silver balls.
The outer area is exquisitely engraved and finished with silver balls.
The reverse is fitted with an old style c clip and pin. The smooth silver interior bears the hallmarks. There is ’W.C.M’ for the maker. The English hallmarks are the anchor for the Birmingham assay office, the date letter ‘S’ for 1892 and finally the lion passant for sterling silver.
In truly exceptional antique condition, this charming pin would make an excellent wedding gift as ’something old’ with the horseshoe for good luck. It will arrive in a gift box.
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Victorian English Silver and Rose Gold Good Luck Pin
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