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Victorian Pansy and Moon Pin


Victorian pansy and moon brooch. (J4833)

Honey Moon!

The late Victorians loved flowers and jewels with hidden meanings.  This Victorian pin features a pansy cradled in a crescent moon.

The five petals of the pansy are beautifully decorated with rich blue and white enamels.  A small pearl rests in the center of the flower.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  this pin dates from around 1890.

Cost:  Although this brooch has sold,  you will find many more beautiful brooches in the Antique Brooch Gallery.

Measurements:  This charming pin is  0.875"  high and  0.75"  wide.

The Victorians loved jewels with hidden messages.  For example,  in our pin the flower and the moon form a rebus - a puzzle in which pictures and objects represent words.  The flower represents "honey" and,  when combined with the crescent moon,  they spell out "honeymoon."  This type of jewel was known as a "honeymoon pin" and may have been given by a husband to his wife on their wedding night.


Rear of pansy and moon brooch. (J4833)


From the back of the brooch you can see how the petals have been formed to create an undulating, life-like surface.  The thick petals also offer a sturdy base for the enamel work.  The pansy and moon are securely attached,  creating a jewel that will last through the ages.

The clasp is marked "14K" and with the hallmark  (side view of a stylized cuff or collar button)  for Krementz & Company.  Krementz was founded in 1866 and made many wonderful enamel flower pins during the late Victorian and Art Nouveau periods.


Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Hans Brassler star brooch. (J9329)Art Nouveau amethyst brooch. (J9223)Hans Brassler scarab and bloodstone stickpin. (J9127)



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