Five tips on how to date a vintage brooch…. with pictures to help!


The blobby undefined bulky appearance of the back of this vintage brooch suggests it may have a high lead content. On it's own this isn't conclusive – plenty of lead-free jewellery is undefined and blobby – but coupled with the fact is was very heavy for its small size, and the metal was soft and malleable, led me to conclude it contained lead.


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