This is a charming Renaissance period silver-gilt brooch, dating to the 16th - 17th century A.D. The design is quite complex, with a pair of love birds sitting in a treetop, below are three hanging loops either for a chain or pearl drops. The pin is intact and still works. A nice item that can still be gifted and worn again today! Originally this brooch was found in a cache of jewellery (during renovation work) mainly dating to the late 16th and early 17th centuries (see the last photo)
DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.
SIZE: 34.03mm x 22.33mm x 3.30mm
WEIGHT: 7.10 grams
PROVENANCE: From a European private collection, Netherlands.
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