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Brooches & Stick Pins

Brooches & Stick Pins

Historically brooches primarily served a functional purpose. While the shape and style of pins, brooches and fibulae varied, they were utilitarian by nature and served as fasteners for garments. From the Byzantines and Vikings to the Greeks and Romans, brooches and pins were often formed as functional symbols which reflected a particular heritage. Closer to home, from the eighth to the thirteenth Centuries the penannular brooch was perfected in Ireland, most aptly evidenced by the development of what has been named as the Tara brooch which was often beautifully enamelled and set with cabochon stones.

From the twentieth Century onwards, brooches and stick pins have been primarily worn as costume jewellery and were increasingly crafted from more expensive materials, featured more intricate designs and adorned with precious stones. We often sell beautiful examples of Victorian jewellery, as often exemplified by intricate Victorian mourning brooches and decorative bumblebee brooches, often with fine pearls or cabochon turquoise stones.



Brooches & Stick Pins - auction results

There have been 943 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • VINTAGE COSTUME PASTE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VINTAGE COSTUME PASTE BROOCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD BOW BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BOW BROOCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £80
  • CIRO LADYBIRD ENAMEL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CIRO LADYBIRD ENAMEL BROOCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £30
  • SILVER-SET MULTI-GEM BUTTERFLY BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER-SET MULTI-GEM BUTTERFLY BROOCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £360
  • TWO COSTUME BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO COSTUME BROOCHES Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £20
  • THREE PASTE BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    THREE PASTE BROOCHES Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £20
  • VICTORIAN GOLD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN GOLD BROOCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £70
  • SILVER ENAMEL BUTTERFLY BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER ENAMEL BUTTERFLY BROOCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £45
  • TWO 9CT GOLD BAR BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO 9CT GOLD BAR BROOCHES Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £70
  • BUTLER AND WILSON BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BUTLER AND WILSON BROOCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £90
  • COSTUME SHELL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    COSTUME SHELL BROOCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £40