The Jeweled Crescent
1885 Victorian English Silver and Paste Engraved Brooch Pin
This remarkable Victorian brooch can be dated to Birmingham, 1885. The brooch features scrolling patterns of engraving on a scalloped silver oval with starburst highlights at four points. The center stone is foil back paste and is set with claw-like prongs surrounding the stone. The stone is clear with a reflective tint. The piece is fully hallmarked. It measures 1 3/4" across in width and is 1 1/16" in height. It has been very lightly hand polished and can be further buffed or left with original patina as the owner desires.