Victorian Silver Dog Brooch
In anticipation of the newly established Cruft’s Greatest Dog Show, this winsome canine fellow was rewarded with a hollow casting of his handsome head and feathered neck. Faithfully replicated in repoussé silver, our loving companion expresses his devotion and engaging look through expressive red glass eyes. Every detail has been given all the requisite attention to bring to fruition a champion brooch. The underside reveals the original “C” clasp and tube hinge.
Measurements: 1-1/8 inches (2.8 cm) in length by 1-1/16 inches (2.7 cm) in width. Weight of 3.5 grams (2.3 dwt).
Condition: Excellent; small amount of wear to the dog's nose as expected with age.
Date: Circa 1880 - 1890
Overall Scale: Small