Rare Edwardian gold cat and mouse brooch circa 1910. Antique box is not included. It will come in a good quality jewel box.Possible Suffragette links, it may represent the Cat and Mouse Act introduced in 1913, by the liberal government. Imprisoned Suffragettes were given temporary discharge for ill health, only to be re arrested and imprisoned again. Prisoner Suffragettes who were on hunger strike were released when they became ill.
The act allowed the re- imprisonment of the hunger strikers upon their recovery, on their original charges, very much like a cat plays with a mouse- hence the name. The brooch would tally with these dates.
It measures 1.25 ins. Across, and weighs 1.3 gms.
Some light age related wear. RARE ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN GOLD CAT & MOUSE BROOCH PIN - SUFFRAGETTE CAT & MOUSE ACT. An unusual Edwardian rose gold cat & mouse brooch, circa the early 20th century.The brooch will come in a good quality box. This unusual brooch comes from an important private collection of jewellery. The imprisioned Suffragettes were given temporary discharge for ill health, only to be re arrested and imprisioned again. Also known as the "Cat and Mouse Act, " it was passed under the Liberal government in 1913. Prisoner Suffragettes who were on hungerstrike were released when they became ill. The act allowed the re- imprisonment of the hunger strikers upon their recovery, on their original charges. Infact very much like a cat plays with a mouse- hence the name. Please make up your own mind about this.
The brooch is made from unmarked rose gold - acid tests as 9 carat gold. It is well made and finished to high standard with good attention to detail. It measures almost 1.25 ins. Total weight: 1.3 gms.Some very light wear consistent with age. Good functioning hook & metal pin. It would make a superb addition to any collection. Please let the photos show you how lovely it is. Get images that make Supersized seem small.
Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "RARE ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN GOLD CAT & MOUSE BROOCH PIN SUFFRAGETTE CAT & MOUSE ACT" is in sale since Tuesday, February 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Edwardian (1901-1910)". The seller is "ladygateley1" and is located in Noriwich.
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