Antique leaf bar brooch in carved mother of pearl shell.
Victorian brooch in mother of pearl that is very rare and handmade many years ago. Two hand carved leaves of mother of pearl (MOP) shell make up this antique jewellery fashioned into a along bar shape. The MOP has a pretty mellow cream color with green and pink tones seen.
Antique brooches of this era will often be this lovely mellow color. Pretty cream mother of pearl leaf brooch that is quite old and has a wonderful color. Its construction is of metal pins to hold the shell pieces in place with a continental fastening in brass.
Those old jewelers did not skimp on the material used as with nowadays. The mother of pearl was made to last. Each mother of pearl leaf in this antique brooch is quite thick and it has fine carved detail to give the leaves some character. Mother of pearl was a material much loved by the Victorians and can be found in many different uses. Under fastening to the back - pinned to the MOP bar back.
Size 50 x 15 mm.
In very good condition overall.
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