This is an original English Victorian 9ct gold Bar Pin.
Bar pins were popular in the Victorian and Edwardian. The design was developed in the early 1900s as a means of holding the ends of the newly fashionable turn-down collar in place and could be simple or adorned with jewels. They grew increasingly ornamental (as opposed to functional) as the 20th century wore on. They were primarily used by men, though when first introduced, women used them as well when wearing collared blouses.
These pins look amazing worn with collared blouses and shirts and are an alternative to a chain for wearing your talismans.
They are *perfect* for wearing with talismans, allowing your pieces to sit proudly on display. This one has a really clear patent number stamped onto the gold – this bar brooch was the height of technology in the Victorian era!
This is a really lovely brooch in beautiful buttery gold.
Note: Talismans are not included with the bar brooch.