This stunning antique brooch was made by Sydenham Brothers jewelers in 1889 in Birmingham, England. The brooch consists of two crossed sterling hunting horns, a horse shoe (bars down, to pour Luck on the person wearing the brooch) and a hunt whip with horse leg detail. The shoe and the horns are decorated with 9 kt rose gold and there are 2 ivy leaves of green gold on either side of the shoe.
The brooch is hallmarked on the back and stamped by the silversmith. It closes with a long pin (extending beyond the brooch) and a simple C clasp as this was the type of closure used during this time. * Please note that the C clasp will not work if you try to wear this brooch with the shoe bars pointing upwards. Instead, honor the original design, worry less about losing it & enjoy all the luck pouring over you while you wear it!
It is unusual to find a brooch with such fine workmanship which is also in such incredibly good shape. This is a collector’s quality piece that can be worn & enjoyed.