This enamel shamrock tie clip comes from the U.K. and is marked “England” on the back. In addition, the maker’s mark is there as, “Mizpah” with two hearts and arrow symbol, which is a mark from the Quarrier Ward and the Ward Brothers.
Their designs were taken over by the Miracle Jewellery LTD, a company established in l946 in Birmingham, England, that makes jewelry with “traditional British designs.” According to the Miracle website, “Mizpah chrome finished jewellery incorporating the library of original designs from Quarrier Ward and Ward Bros some of which go back over 100 years.”
So, while this design is old, the clip itself is likely from the 1980s or early 1990s. The small shamrock measures just 3/4” tall and 5/8” wide and sits on the clip which is 2 1/8” in length.
Overall this shamrock tie clip is in very good vintage condition showing light wear for its age, mostly in the form of a few scratches to the metal. This classically designed shamrock clip is charming. The pictures offer greater perspective on the condition and Irish beauty of this vintage accessory.
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