Banner or shield overall shape, this medal exudes boldness and confidence. Medals are an unpredictable choice for a pendant. Measuring 1 1/8" long, it has a commanding presence due to the large plain, unengraved mid-section. The intricately engraved wide border surrounding this plain center section matches the decoration on the elaborate and fun "moustache" top addition.
The long feather-like additional portion allows this medal to stand out from other medals. A collection of medals attached to a split ring or a single dog clip can be "fun". Adding a single medal to a grouping of fobs can provide a background and the variety makes it interesting.
Medals were given for various sporting or agricultural merits; however, others were given as tokens of love. Central plain section and completely plain back. Can be monogrammed, if so desired. This plain, shiny surface accentuates the high shine of the swirl areas.
Measuring 1 1/8" long x 1 1/8" wide, it has a bold presence without being overwhelming. Excellent condition with no dents, dings, or issues..
Hallmarks and maker's marks are stamped on the lower border of the back.
Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era. It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning. A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote. This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy. Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared.
9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society. The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content. Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening. Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her. Her personality emanated from her jewelry.Dimensions:
1 1/8" long x 1 1/8" wideCondition:
Excellent condition. No dents, dings, or issues.Circa:
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