Absolutely incredibly unpredicatable and unlike anything found in other periods of jewelry. Medals offer a unique pendant to add to any chain or grouping of charms. Truly something for someone who enjoys unique.
The fancifully cut-in edge is outlined with bold swirls and scrolls while a large plain shield-shaped medallion creates the central focus. The plain shield could be engraved. The swirls and scrolls accentuate the cutout edges of the medal.
Medals were given for various sporting or agricultural merits; however, others were given as tokens of love. This one is uncommon as it is not monogrammed or engraved. Raised central medallions on both sides are free of engraving. This shiny surface accentuates the high shine of the swirl areas.
Measuring 1.5" long x .75" wide, it has a bold presence without being overwhelming. Excellent condition with no dents, dings, or issues..
Hallmarked on the back in the scrollwork at the top. Maker's mark is also found stamped into these scrolls.
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:
1.5" long x .75" wideCondition:
Excellent condition. No dents, dings, or issues.Web ID:
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