Victorian Pansy and Moon Pin
| 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 brooch has sold, you will find many more beautiful brooches in the Antique Brooch Gallery.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".
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.
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