This reproduction example is a modern sterling silver brooch-style pin with a chain and spring-ring clasp from which a pocket watch could be hung. Though design and intended use gives it the appearance of being old, recently this piece could still be purchased brand new from the company whose mark it bears. "REO 925" is stamped on the back.
REO is a modern company that specializes in silver jewelry, charms and gift ware, as well as reproductions of small Victorian silver items like tussie mussies, needle cases, thimble holders, chatelaines and salt spoons. Buyers and collectors of these types of items need to be aware the silver 'smalls' this company markets at the wholesale level are frequently offered for sale on the secondary market described and priced as if they are Victorian period pieces. The modern '925' die- stamped mark gives the quickest indication this item is not old.
Measures 2 1/2 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide.
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