Rare French brooch

For sale is this wonderful late Victorian 18 K yellow gold clover. This yellow gold clover is decorated with white gold leafs on each lobe and holds a half seed pearl in its center. The brooch is hallmarked with a French horse head. This particular hors-head hallmark is a French hallmark that was set in gold jewelry between 1838 and 1919. Meaning that this ring is dating back to the French Napoleon III period during English Queen Victoria's reign.

Furthermore, each clover-leaf stands for something, the first leaf is for hope, the second is for faith, and the third is for charity. It is also said that it would be in the image of God: a single plant with three lobes, which represents the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The brooch is functioning and in good condition considering its age. It is equipped with a C closure and a long pin typical of late nineteenth century, since clothing was fabricated in thicker materials. We love every little detail of this little clover and hope to find a new and warm home for it, where it will be treasured the way it should be treasured. 

Brooch width : 2,3 cm

Brooch pin length : 2,65 cm

Brooch hight : 2,25 cm

Thickness brooch : 0,9 cm 

Total Weight : 1,6 gr

Condition : Very Good - Antique

Material : 18K yellow gold 

Hallmark :  French horse head 

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