This is a wonderful little 1930s vintage rocking horse brooch in sterling silver and marcasite. It is cleverly designed to create a 3D effect – the horse’s body is slightly domed and one rocker seems to be “behind” the other. Although small – just 3 cm (1.2″) wide – it has nice details. including saddle and harness straps and a textured mane and tail, with a red rhinestone eye adding a pop of colour. The marcasites are neatly set and the rockers are edged with millegrain – overall a finely-made piece of jewellery with plenty of sparkle, difficult to capture in photos.
It is fitted with a barrel-shaped rollover safety clasp and from the workmanship and 925 mark (on a brooch of this age), it was most likely made in Germany.
3 cm at widest and 2.5 cm high. (1.2″ x 1″)
Stamped “925” on the bottom rocker. No maker’s marks.
This brooch is in excellent vintage condition with no missing marcasites.