Victorian Bog Oak Antique Fern Brooch

This brooch is a wonderful example of Victorian bog oak carving. 

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The Details...

This brooch features a fern design created from bog oak. The brooch fastens with a 'C' catch and the fastening pin is fitted to the reverse of the brooch with a round hinge. The brooch measures 7cm x 4.5cm. 

A Short History...

The creation of jewellery from black bog oak became popular in the 1800s as the result of people wanting to emulate the style of Queen Victoria. After the death of her beloved Prince Albert, she insisted on only wearing black and this extended to her jewellery. Aside from being a black jewel, this brooch also typifies the Victorian era because there was a real craze for growing and collecting ferns. It was known as Pteridomania and was popular in Britain between 1837 and 1914. The mania also spread from the living plant to depicting it in architecture and the decorative arts. Even roads, villas and terraced houses were named after the fern.

Wear it With...

Pin this brooch to a cream blazer and pair it with jeans.  

  • Colour Black
  • Occasion The Festive Season, Work, Smart Casual, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Floral