Antique French Silver Fleur De Lys Brooch

$58.00 USD

This is a very beautiful, antique, french silver Fleur De Lys brooch

It measures close to 1 1/2" in length.

It has a simple c-clasp.  The french silver hallmark is stamped on the end of the c-clasp.  The french silver hallmark indicates a silver fineness of at least 800 or 80% silver.

There is a thin piece of gold or gold filled overlay on the bar near the bottom.

NOTE:  The pin is sharp!!!!

Very beautiful.


From Wikipedia:

The fleur-de-lis, also spelled fleur-de-lys is a Lily (in French, fleur and lis mean 'flower' and 'lily' respectively) that is used as a decorative design or symbol.

The fleur-de-lis has been used in the heraldry of numerous European nations, but is particularly associated with France, notably during its monarchical period. The fleur-de-lis became "at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic," especially in French heraldry. The fleur-de-lis has been used by French royalty and throughout history to represent Catholic saints of France. In particular, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph are often depicted with a lily.