Set with a garnet to the centre this is a heart on a key brooch. Quirky and unique, this brooch could have been given as a token of affection for a 21 st birthday girl...
It is an Early Australian piece, both well made and solid with that unique yellow patina that characterised early Australian jewellery.
It is marked the initials 'M.P' to either side of the glowing red garnet. These could possibly be removed and your own initials added in their place.
A fun and funky vintage momento or the 21 st gift you have been searching for, for that difficult to buy for person in your life!
The brooch measures 5 cms long and 1.5 cms wide at its widest point.
Early Australian, marked with the carat stamp of 9 carat gold, also with the marker's mark of Kerr.
Dated circa 1920.