This is a wonderful arts and crafts artisan brooch. It was bought from St Kilda Esplanade market approximately 10 years ago.
I believe it to be made of either wood or papier mache, painted gold/bronze. The brooch features a hand painted pink heart on a mottled orange background.
There are scrolls on the front of the brooch in painted gold wire and another gold wire is secured at the base where a teardrop shaped faux pearl freely hangs. There is another small faux pearl at the bottom.
The brooch secures with a pin at the back. It is in excellent condition and a beautiful piece, perfect for gift giving.