Vintage Jewellery Ivy Leaf Design Rhodium plate Marcasite sparkling Brooch
Another vintage beauty! This stunning rare and classic large brooch is fashioned in a three-dimensional design, is one that cannot be ignored. The brooch features a lovely ivy leaf embellished with sparkling marcasite that simply dazzles the eye with its radiant beauty. Unfortunately, you cannot see this in the photo. The brilliant stones reflect highlights that dance in the light. This beauty measures 2 1/2" in length and 2" wide. The brooch is a signed rhodium plate on the back. This sparkling brooch is an exquisite example of vintage jewellery quality and workmanship. So don't hesitate. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition.
In Victorian Era
Ivy has a symbolic role in the painting The Long Engagement by Arthur Hughes, where it depicted the plant has grown over the lady’s name, Amy, which was carved into the tree long ago. This goes back to ivy’s association with age, symbolizing the passing of time.
In Magic and Superstitions
Some cultures believe in the magical powers of healing and protection of ivy. The Hedera helix is thought to guard the area against negative energies and disasters, and some are used to carry the plant to attract luck. Also, ivy is incorporated into holly during the Christmas season due to the belief that it’ll bring peace to married couples.
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Mint - presents as brand new. No indication of handling or marks.
Excellent - only very minor evidence of handling
Very Good - Evidence of handling with no major flaws or wear
Good - moderate evident wear, visible scratches and marks.
You have the opportunity to make this vintage treasure yours.
Unless the item is listed as a 'new' item, evidence of normal age/use should be expected. The photos on our listings are never stock photos as we take all of our own photos, so what you see is what you get. Please look over your desired item closely before purchasing.
Now, we mostly sell vintage jewellery and "new old stock" that has never been worn, that come out of various estates. This means that it has been pre-owned. That means that it could have some light wear, and possibly some tarnish. IF there are any flaws, such as missing stones, or damaged stones, we will definitely make that clear in the listing description. We just need our customers to understand that we generally do not sell brand new items.
Our shop has a good working knowledge of vintage jewellery, as most of what we sell has been pre-owned and will thus have some form of wear. Please use common sense when bidding. We cannot possibly cover every detail in a listing, and will thus describe the listings as best as we can. For example, shades of blue are subjective and so are concepts of what looks "too good" to be vintage, or what is "too worn" to be acceptable to a collector, as everyone has their own tastes.
If you have specific needs, do your part, and contact me.
We do not normally clean many of our vintage items as most antique jewellery collectors and enthusiasts prefer that they are kept with the integrity of the piece and patina that occurs naturally over time. This particular piece was gently cleaned with a soft cloth. No harsh chemicals were used to clean this piece.
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