Christening Name Brooch Pin ' Clara ' Sterling Silver Antique 1900 Victorian English Hallmark.
Charming antique Victorian brooch pin in sterling silver when it was very popular during a christening or baptism to give as a gift a brooch with the child's name on, in this case the brooch is for a baby Clara.
The sterling silver hallmark can be found to the rear of the brooch, this is where you find the anchor mark for the Birmingham assay office with the date letter 'a' for the year 1900, very late in the Victorian period as Queen Victorian died early in the year of 1901. To the rear is where you also find the makers mark 'W.L' each letter being in a shield, this is the makers mark for William Light of Augusta Street, Birmingham.
There is a tiny air hole to the top rim of the brooch, this is a product of the manufacture as the rim of the brooch is hollow. The brooch itself is in good order, the C clasp is present, however the pin is missing, this can be repaired with the correct tools & hands.
Size 4.2 x 1.4 cm or 1.6 x 0.5 inches.
Weight 2.1 grams or 1.3 penny weight.