A charming little Victorian 9ct gold baby brooch. The brooch is prettily engraved on the front with 'BABY' and daisy flowers and leaves.
Known as "handy pins" these little treasures were traditionally given to babies as a birth or christening gift and would have been used to fasten a bib, or simply worn as decoration on a jacket collar or cardigan. It goes without saying that antique baby pins like this pose a choking and safety risk and should be treasured as a sentimental keepsake or worn under strict supervision.
The brooch dates to around 1900, it measures 1-3/8" (3.5cm) long and is in lovely antique condition. It is stamped 'gold front' meaning the front plate is gold with the rest of the brooch a gold plated harder metal, weighs 1.7 grams
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Materials: 9ct gold.