Bog oak hand with edelweiss brooch from the Belle Epoque era. The hand holding edelweiss is said to be a symbol of courage. Given the perilous ascent into the Alps to encounter any of this flower, perhaps that is apt: the 1880's was known as the "Silver Age of Alpinism." It measures 2 x 1 x 1/2 and weighs 1/4 oz. Europe, c.1880.