Victorian Demantoid Garnet Irish Winged Harp Brooch c.1900
A richly decorated Irish harp brooch set with a row of small demantoid garnets. The harp in its winged-maiden form was the symbol of Ireland from the eighteenth century, and with the rise of romantic nationalism the harp was increasingly personified as a female symbol of Ireland and her struggle for political independence.
This beautiful brooch has a sprung pin to the reverse, it could easily be converted to a pendant if required.
Price Code: B, £500 - £1000
Era: Victorian, 1839 - 1901
Measurements: Length 2.5cm; Weight 5.9g
Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests as 15ct gold