Posted 3 years ago
I'm afraid I don't know anything about jewellery, I just wanted to own something REALLY old!
The seller of this brooch told me they found it whilst metal detecting in County Antrim, N. Ireland. They dated it to the 17th or 18th century! (Please feel free to disagree with them; I'm always happy to learn more.)
The first photo is the condition I received it in, and the second photo is after it was professionally cleaned.
I often wonder about the brooch's original owner, and how sad she must have been to lose something so beautiful.