The Victorian era produced some magnificent jewellery and in this case not only a stunning hand carved ivory brooch, but one that is so romantic in its meaning and history.
Carved at the height of the Victorian era of the 1870’s, a time often called the ‘Romantic era”, this is not simply a wonderfully carved ivory brooch of a woman’s hand holding flowers, as flowers during this time meant so much more than just beauty.
The hand is holding three types of flowers; forget-me-not, lilies and of course a rose.
These flowers all hand meanings and the lily represented purity, the rose a various of meanings such as love, happiness, joy and the forget-me-not represented true love resulting in a wonderfully romantic brooch that has survived all these years.
From left to right the brooch measures 4.9cm in length by 2.5cm at its widest part and looks so elegant and refined on any outfit.
This is such a wonderful and truly romantic antique ivory brooch that has so much love and character connected to it and was so expertly hand carved and a true piece of history that will always be a talking point.