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Edwardian Silver and Gilt Mother Brooch Reworked Necklace

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Edwardian Silver and Gilt Mother Brooch Reworked Necklace

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Stunning necklace from our Reworked Collection, created from an original fully hallmarked Edwardian 'MOTHER' brooch which has been hung on a silver belcher chain, as inkeeping with the style of the period. The fabulous brooch piece features a prettily etched silver facade on which the raised letters of 'MOTHER' are written, with a spray of ivy and a flower in the corner. Details of the brooch such as the ivy and flower and the letters have been gilded with 9ct gold, giving them a subtle sheen. This brooch is hallmarked for Birmingham, 1912, with the makers marke GAR. This stands for George Alfred Retchford, a jewellery maker who operated from the late 1800s to around the 1920s in the world famous jewellery quarter of Birmingham. This unique and beautiful necklace would make a truly special gift for a new mother.


The central brooch piece measures 44mm long x 22mm high, and is fixed to a split 16" chain, giving a total length of 17.5".
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Finer Details

Although King Edward died in 1910, the 'Edwardian Period' is often extended to the beginning of the First World War. (See our Knowledge section for further info on styles of the period). The original 1912 brooch part of this piece is in good antique condition. Ivy has traditionally been used to symbolise enduring fidelity and friendship, dependence and attachment. In can also represent wedded love.

Additional Information

Jewellery Type Necklaces
Period Edwardian
SKU V390

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