Antique Sterling Figural Jewelry - Seven Province Badge from Canada - Free Shipping - J1677
Description ~ a very kind shopper informed me that this shield and crown brooch is a Seven Province Badge from Canada representing the following provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island - this badge was an informal badge used between c1871-1907 - it's done in sterling silver and designed as a heraldic shield, complete w/a crown and 2 flanking griffins, and a middle grid representing each province - simply spectacular!
Measurements ~ approximately 1.25" x 1"
Dates ~ c1900
Markings ~ signed - "Sterling" - please see pictures
Condition ~ Excellent: w/a touch of patina in the nooks and crannies, this piece shows little evidence of age or use and wears fantastically! All materials are present, clear, and chip/flake free; the hardware is in good, working order.