Cupid’s golden arrow would shoot true love through the air to have it pierce an unsuspecting heart. His arrow of lead, however, would spread something else, something sinister; it would make a heart runaway. The symbol of the arrow carries a sentiment of romance and lust, of chance and risk; for it glitters, but it wounds. To the Victorians, an arrow could also refer to mortality, as at its core, an arrow is a weapon.
This bold antique Victorian silver and carnelian arrow brooch was handcrafted in Scotland, around 1880. The arrowhead and fletching feature swirling silver engravings. The shaft is made of a deep orange colored carnelian, measuring 42.2 mm in length. The overall measurements of the piece are 112.2 x 33.5 mm. It weighs 12.9 grams. This brooch is unmarked and has been acid tested.
To hold your scarf in place, or to decorate a blazer, this Victorian arrow is sure to function as fashion, and necessity.
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Item ID: BH0317009V