Victorian Christmas - Vintage Retro Gold Enamel Lantern Brooch (VBR024)

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Victorian Christmas - Vintage Retro Gold  Enamel Lantern Brooch.  This Vintage brooch is crafted from gold plated metal and enamel.  Featuring Vintage styling and lovely detailing.  The brooch is made in the form of an antique style lantern, dressed with a green bow and a lit candle.  The colours of the enamel are metallic, and jewel toned.  The piece is in excellent condition with little wear.  The pin on the back is gold plated,  and it has the original pin and lock system. The Vintage Brooch is elegant and beautiful. It would be perfect for a Christmas gift or any brooch or Christmas collectible collection. 

The existence of lanterns traces back to 1500 B.C. in the days of King David and the Iron Age, where Canaanite Oil Lamps were used for nearly a thousand years.

The earliest known enameled pieces have been dated to the 13th century BC, when Mycenaean goldsmiths inlaid enamels into gold rings. ... In the 5th century BC, Greek artisans used enamel to decorate artwork such as the Phidias statues of Zeus.


Measurements: Brooch 47.00 mm x 29.00 mm 

Weight: 13.50 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: 1970s

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