Old, Stickpin with Exquisite Enameling

This vintage stickpin is a miniature piece of art. There is an enameled circle which is offset toward the top so the bottom portion resembles a crescent moon. The enameling is of a young girl with lightly blushed, pale skin and wavy blonde hair. She is wearing a sweet, ruffled bonnet. In the center of the hat is a decoration which has a slightly metallic appearance. There are seven, small stars which are slightly dimpled, encircling her head, in the midnight blue background. If you look closely toward the bottom edge of the enamel you can see a glimpse of her fingers and though she has her hand on the edge of the crescent moon. The metal work around the enamel is chased with an art nouveau design. The pin portion is bent into somewhat of a shepherd's hook and it has a spiral section in the center which would better secure it in fabric since it did not come with a clutch. It is not marked and is presumed to be rolled gold or gold filled.

Overall it measures about 1 7/8" long. The decorative medallion measures about ½" in diameter. It is in good condition and displays well but there are a few small, surface fractures to the enamel that reflect the light in certain conditions. Keep in mind that the photos are highly magnified. You can see the fracture above the hat and there is another on the hat. These do not appear to be deep crack but they are blemishes to be noted. The metal of the pin portion shows minimal wear. The metal on the decorative part is a slightly duller color.

The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.

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Item ID: 18739

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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Goldtone / Midnight Blue, Size: Small

$265 USD

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Debra & Robert Helton, Eagle, ID   

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