Brooch is 2.375″ x 1.75″

Over the holidays, my sister showed my a brooch that was originally my Aunt’s. Now in all honesty I can’t imagine anyone ever wearing this thing, but still it’s pretty darn cool!

A&F Pears Ltd, best known for their natural soap…and recently changing the formula for that soap, used the painting by Sir John Everett Millais for their advertising campaign as far back as 1886. It actually caused quite a stir in the art world you can read the whole story here.

As for the actual brooch and when it was given out in the advertising campaign, we only have the information on the box top…


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