Large Victorian Silver Carnelian Arrow Brooch

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




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