Contrary Mary

I told you a long time ago that I managed to discover and purchase another Victorian name brooch in the name of Mary.

Well, she was just staying at the antique shop for a clean, but would you believe managed to hide for about a month before she could be re-discovered and finally brought home with me!  She does look nice and spiffy now after a silver clean.

This brooch is the largest pierced silver round name brooch in my collection, and though it is one of the non-hallmarked ones (not unusual for Victorian jewellery), I suspect it may be one of the oldest.

Perhaps it was just waiting for me, and that was the reason why it took so long to get my brooch, but I caved and asked how much the owner would like for the WWI Princess Mary tin.  This now lives with me too :smile:

Must be a Mary thing…

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