Etruscan craftsmen produced beautiful jewelry from precious stones and metals which their wealthiest people were often buried with. They had their own language and culture which heavily informed the earliest Roman culture. In the later Georgian period, archaeologists unearthed the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, finding a trove of treasures from antiquity. The discoveries captured the imagination of the people of the British Empire and jewelers began to take note of the styles and designs coming from this ancient world.
A stunning example with a Chester hallmark for 1888, in hallowed 15k, this wonderful brooch is a textbook example of Etruscan revival jewelry from this period. A sweet inscription reading “Annet to Grannie” dated 21.9.49 indicates that this gorgeous brooch enjoyed another life as a gift in the 1940’s, 81 years after it was made. In very good condition, with all of the features that Etruscan revival jewels enjoy.
Materials and Features: 15k gold
Age/Origin: Etruscan Revival, c. 1888
Measurements: 1.75" in length, 3.2 grams
Marks: Chester hallmark for 1888
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Very minor denting, the pin backing has been replaced.
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