Consistent with popular belief of that period, it is designed to be worn with the bars of the shoe pointing down to awash the wearer with good luck. It closes with a simple “C” clasp and the stickpin sticks beyond the decorative part of the pin, which indicates this is a late 1800’s or early 1900’s brooch. Please note: You increase your risk of loosing this brooch if you choose to wear it “pointing up”, as the C clasp will be less secure. This would look nice on a dressage stock.
This antique, Victorian horseshoe brooch has a beaded edge and has the Lucky 7 nail pattern. It appears to be silver on brass but the silver is unmarked. It is intricately designed and a lovely brooch. It measures 1 1/4” x 1 1/8”.