We have similar Sterling Silver and Georgian items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Markings: Marked with the coins markings, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: United Kingdom.
Gram Weight : 24.6 Grams. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.50 in diameter. Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin, Tie Pin. Closure Type: Pin Stem with Open "C" Clasp.
Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. 1821 English King George Sterling Silver Coin. One side features a bust of King George, and the other side a bust of George the dragon slayer. Hand enameled profiled by a coin artist of the period.
Some details of the coin have worn down over the years, some enameling has faded. This listing is for the item only.
The Georgian era is known for its hand-crafted designs, which were heavily influenced by world exploration. A few signatures of this era were high karat gold, cameos, chatelaine accessories, foil-backed stones, rivière necklaces, memento mori, and mourning jewelry, and rose and mine cut diamonds. While the jewelry from this era began to see designs from all over the world, jewelry from abroad was still very expensive to acquire due to sea travel. Between age and difficulty of acquirement, pieces from the Georgian era are amazing and rare historical finds. The method of enameling originally dates all the way back to the Ancient Egyptians.
The Ancient Greeks, Celts, Georgians, and Chinese all followed suit. The technique involves fusing powdered glass to a substrate, or base, by firing. In jewelry, the base is generally a metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass, or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments.It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size. Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials. The item "Antique Vintage Georgian Sterling Silver George Dragon Slayer Enamel Coin Brooch" is in sale since Sunday, January 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.