14K GOLD Seed Pearl Encrusted Wishbone + 4 Leaf Clover Pin ANTIQUE Estate Brooch. And a Lucky Find Indeed! Thousands of times rarer than the three leaf clover, the four leaf clover is a powerful good luck symbol.According to some folklore, each of the four leaves has its own attribute, representing hope, faith, love and good luck to the finder. With a "belt and suspenders" approach to ensuring good fortune, this lucky clover is protectively surrounded with a wishbone, a symbol of luck for thousands of years. The brooch is graceful and interesting with the curvaceous stem or tendril of the clover looping as it wends its way over to the side and then extends under and beyond the arm of the wishbone, for added depth and dimension. Studded with seed pearls, providing texture and luster, this antique solid yellow gold pin from the early 1900s is really charming.
The pin measures about 1-1/4" tall by about 3/4" wide and weighs 3.2 grams. It has the early, extended pin stem and simple c-clasp. It acid tests for 14 karat gold and is signed "14K" followed by a mark that could be "CE" on the back of one arm of the wishbone and under the tendril on the other arm, the letter "K" is visible.Scratched by hand in the back of one of the clover leaves is what looks like "7/15 181 X, " perhaps a pawn shop mark. Please see the next to last photo for close-ups of the marks. The pin is in Very Good / Excellent vintage condition with nothing more than surface dirt and scratches consistent with its considerable age.
It has a lovely vintage patina with the rich gleam of the gold combined with that of the lustrous natural seed pearls, all of which appear original (but may have the usual expected slight imperfections, mentioned only for completeness). Charming and romantic, it would make a terrific gift for someone you love, although I doubt you will want to part with it, and will come to you in a gift box, just in case.Evoking the sentimental themes of its era, this is a lovely and elegant antique 14 karat yellow gold and seed pearl 4 leaf clover in a wishbone brooch to add to your collection and bring you Good Luck and Protection! Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry. Both methods include gift box. International buyers aware of the rules and expenses of importing into their country are welcome. WE LOVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! If you have a complaint, please let us know. It is our highest ambition to deserve 5 Stars.
We thank you for your custom! Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.The item "14K GOLD Seed Pearl Encrusted Wishbone + 4 Leaf Clover Pin ANTIQUE Estate Brooch" is in sale since Friday, June 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "momandpopcybershop" and is located in Houston, Texas.
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