A very sweet first World War era silver Piqué work style sweetheart brooch bearing good clear hallmarks for London, 1916.
Excellent quality the front of the brooch is set in a round slice of tortoiseshell that is inlaid in a silver British Royal Army Medical Corps miniature badge. The lovely detailing shows a crowned 'Rod of Asclepius' resting within laurel sprays and R.A.M.C. engraved underneath.
A charming piece of antique sweetheart jewellery, good for the ladies or the gents and very collectible too!
MATERIALS: sterling silver, tortoiseshell
HALLMARKS: 'lion passant' for sterling, 'leopard head' for London, date letter 'a' for 1916 and makers mark 'C.Bros' for Corke Brothers & Co, London
MEASUREMENTS: 1-1/8" (3cm) diameter, 3mm thick
WEIGHT: 3.9 grams
DATE: Edwardian, circa 1916
CONDITION: in excellent antique condition with the pin back in perfect working order
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Faux Tortoiseshell.