A lovely late 19th century sentimental brooch in solid silver, with the prized Chester hallmark.
Stamped Chester 1898 with makers mark for Edward Souter Barnsley.
This beautiful 'bar' brooch has an oval frame to the centre, containing a cut out design of forget me not flowers and leaves. This has a pretty beaded trim. The 'bar' to each end also has embossed flowers.
Original tube hinge, extended pin and 'c' clasp to fasten.
Measurements: 4.5cm by 1.9cm (at widest points).
In good antique condition; please see photos for detail.
Since the closure of the Chester Assay Office in 1962, items bearing this hallmark are becoming increasingly desirable. This is a great collectors piece.
Please note: box shown is for display purposes only and is not included in the sale.
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USA/Rest of World
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- Due to a number of buyers from Italy reporting non-receipt of items I will now only post to Italy by International Signed For. No exceptions.
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