Edwardian Tennis Racket Brooch c.1910
An unusual and rare Edwardian novelty gold brooch realistically modelled as a tennis racket.
The racket has fine gold 'strings' with a natural pearl 'ball' attached and a small ruby set to the shank of the head. The brooch is finely made and has a sprung pin to the reverse.
Tennis had become a popular sport for middle class ladies in the Victorian era with the Wimbledon Championships adding Ladies Singles to the roster in 1884.
Price Code: B, £500 - £1000
Era: Edwardian, 1901 - 1920
Measurements: Brooch 4.4cm in length, 1.6cm at widest point, it weighs 2.6g
Hallmarks: Stamped 15ct gold