No doubt Victorian women liked their hat pins extra long for those big brimmed hats. This one looks like it might also have doubled as a dissuasive foil to a would-be masher.
The entire pin is just short of a foot long. The pin itself measures 10 3/4 inches long. The pretty top is a supernova of sparkling clear facet-cut rhinestones set in silver-tone metal. It's star-shaped and measures 1 1/2 inches across. Condition is excellent.
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