Art Deco Fleet Air Arm Sweetheart Brooch c.1935
A beautiful Art Deco Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Pilot's Wing Sweetheart brooch.
This lovely gold brooch has a silvered anchor within a green enamel laurel wreath, surmounted by a red enamelled King George VI Crown, flanked by feathered wings. The brooch has an integral safety clasp to the pin and is in wonderful condition with no damage to the enamel.
Sweetheart brooches have been popular since the early 20th century and were given to wives, mothers and girlfriends by servicemen as mementos and reminders of the absent loved one. They were worn to show pride in having a sweetheart who was serving his country.
They were made for every budget from base metal to platinum and designs were made for every aspect of the military.
Era: Art Deco, c.1925 - 1940
Measurements: Brooch 3.8cm in length; 1.8cm at widest point;
Brooch weighs 3.5grams
Hallmarks: Stamped 9ct