Vintage 1890's Victorian Basket Brooch, Red Paper Apples, Plunger Clasp
Vintage 1800's Victorian Basket of Fruit Brooch. This has a lace or filigree design that is folded to create a basket with two compartments filled with red paper fruit - to me, apples. It has a fluted base and can stand. It has a plunger clasp which dates this to the 1890's. A few of the red berries/apples do have the tips worn off and two pieces at the back are missing the red piece and you see the twisted thread they are attached to with some glue residue. Other than that this is in very good condition It is basically 1.5" wide and tall. The basket has a looped rope or twisted handle. This was a nice find at a PA estate sale. I'd call it very good condition given the age being well over 120 years. See photos. (Lot Loc. Win.10.2916.G3.5)
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