Victorian Gold Bar Brooch


Victorian sentimental bar brooch

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This beautiful bar brooch is a classic example of Victorian sentimental jewellery.

Relatively demure in form, having offset parallel bars one thick, one thin and joined by gold balls, the brooch never-the-less crams in myriad elements which represent the age of sentimentality. At the brooch’s centre is a crescent set with alternating rubies and seed pearls which symbolised True Love. Around this is a circlet of rope from which spring ivy leaves symbolising an eternal bond. Perhaps this brooch was originally designed as a marriage, engagement or anniversary gift.

The piece was made in Birmingham in 1895 by either the Sydenham Brothers or Sheldon Brothers. The hallmarks are still very clear and readable. The quality of this bar brooch is assured with fine wire and bed work, stunning stones and intricate details. The brooch has a standard Victorian C clasp and attached safety chain.


In very good condition for its age. All working parts in good order, no damage or evidence of repair.


  • 4.5 cm (1.75 inches) long
  • 1.25 (0.5 inch) at widest point

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