Posted 7 years ago
First I thought this was a scottish or irish brooch. I hoped to get some help with this brooch and I really did, thanks idcloisonne! I think you are right, it seems to be french. If someone has seen similar brooches with the celtic eternity symbol or jewelry that has similarity please don't hesitate to write about it here, I'm always interested in learning more.
It is a small brooch, about 3,3 cm in diameter. I think it´s brass. The brooch has beautiful enamel in very clear and bright colors. It also has what looks like a celtic knot of some sort.
This is most likely a victorian piece, or I should say from La Belle Epoque. It has the c-catch and the tube hinge and the pin sticks out past the catch so that you are able to see the pin from the front. The pin has a little bend by the tube hinge, probably in order to allow for somewhat heavyweight fabric.
I love this brooch, it is small but exquisite. The distinct character in pattern and the fine enamel draws attention to it even if it is small.