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Victorian Pansy and Moon Pin

Victorian pansy and moon brooch. (J4833)


The Victorians loved flowers and jewels with hidden meanings.  What might this late this Victorian brooch with a pansy cradled in a crescent moon be saying?

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

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

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

The Victorians loved jewels with secret messages and hidden meanings.  For example,  in the pictured brooch the flower and the moon may form a rebus - a puzzle in which pictures and objects represent words.  The flower may represent "honey" and,  when combined with the crescent moon,  the jewel may signify "honeymoon."  This style of brooch is sometimes referred to as a "honeymoon pin".

Rear of pansy and moon brooch. (J4833)

From the back of the brooch you can see how the thick petals have been formed with an undulating, life-like surface.  The sturdy construction of the brooch provides a protective base for the enamel work.  This jewel was created to remain beautiful through the ages.

The clasp is stamped "14K" and with the maker's mark of Krementz & Company (a side view of a stylized collar button).  Krementz was founded in 1866 and made many wonderful enamel flower pins during the late Victorian and Art Nouveau era.

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

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