Antique Victorian Silver Gold Giardinetti Flower Basket Brooch Dated 1888

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A lovely antique Victorian Giardinetti brooch fashioned in sterling silver and engraved with a beautiful flower basket in the centre highlighted in rose and green gold. 

Giardinetti is Italian for “Little Gardens”. The jewellery originated in Italy and became a popular love token across Europe in the 18th and 19th Century, depicting a basket or vase decorated with a colourful assortment of flowers.

It’s remained in pristine condition and is complete with the maker’s initials and Birmingham hallmarks on the reverse, dating it to 1888.

Weighs: 4.5 grams 

Measures: 36mm across x 22mm down 

Age: Victorian. Dated 1888 

Marks: Birmingham hallmarks, Sterling lion passant, Maker’s initials (W.C.M)

Condition: Excellent