Edwardian Owl Brooch c.1910
A novelty Edwardian Owl brooch.
The brooch with a realistic 3 dimensional gold owl sitting on a yellow gold bar. The owl has white enamelled eyes each set with a small rosecut diamond and a textured design.
Owls have long been associated with wisdom, this dates back to ancient Greece. Athenians celebrated the owl as a symbol of wisdom because they considered it to be an emblem of Athena, the goddess of foresight and knowledge. To this day we associate the owl with intellect and learning.
This quirky brooch is mounted in a rich yellow gold and has a white gold sprung pin to the reverse.
Price Code: A, up to £500
Era: Edwardian, 1901 - 1920
Measurements: Brooch 6 cm in length, 1.3 cm at widest point, 6.2 grams in weight
Hallmarks: Stamped 15CT to bar