Late Victorian Stick Pin with Natural Seed PearlsLate Victorian Stick Pin with Natural Seed PearlsLate Victorian Stick Pin with Natural Seed PearlsLate Victorian Stick Pin with Natural Seed PearlsLate Victorian Stick Pin with Natural Seed PearlsLate Victorian Stick Pin with Natural Seed Pearls

This hand-made lady's stick pin depicts a domed lotus blossom and is bead-set with 20 natural seed pearls,four in each of its five petals. all but one apparently original, each measuring about 1.5-1.6 mm.

Measuring about 13 mm. across by 12.7 mm. x vertically x 5 mm. deep, each petal is beautifully bright cut around the pearls and has crisp milllegrained edges. An additional single pearl is also crown-set at the blossom's base.

The pin stem, at 2 5/8", is very long, the better to pierce the heavier clothing that was worn in the Victorian period, helping to date this pin in the late 1800's. I have shown in one of the pictures that it is a bit bent. Because this evidence of wear does not impede the items' function, I have not chosen to have it straightened, but a good jeweler can easily correct this defect.

The pin stem is stamped "19K" and I have confirmed this as likely by acid testing. The back of the lotus is stamped with a marvelous trademark showing three or tour structures that may include a clock tower. I have researched the mark, to the extent of contacting the old U.S. manufacturer whose mark it most closely resembles, but it is not theirs. I believe the 19-karat fineness almost certainly points to European origin, possibly English or Portuguese.

The total item weighs 1.5 pennyweights (2.4 grams). A yellow plated end clutch, apparently original, is included. For the collector of stick pins or anyone who fancies an accent of antique charm.

Item ID: SP130-17


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: White pearls in yellow gold, Size: 13 x 12.7 mm. top, with 2 5/8" long pin stem

Late Victorian Stick Pin with Natural Seed Pearls

$225 USD

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