Beautiful posey or nosegay pin with tiny blue flowers, violets or forget-me-nots, in guilloche enamel. Posey pins were designed to hold a small bouquet of fresh flowers, to be pinned to one's coat or lapel. They first appeared in the late 1800's, and were most popular at the turn of the century. This pin probably date from about 1880.
This pin is 2 3/4" long, 1 1/8" in depth, and the band is just over 1/8" wide. The enamel is white with hand painted flowers. Guilloche enamel is applied over a milled or designed surface, so has a very subtle three dimensional quality - this one has a basket weave or zigzag design.
The pin has a simple hook clasp closure and is marked sterling on the inside surface. It is very well made and in near-mint condition.
Item ID: J-1156
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