FIRST TIME EVER IN MY SHOP! RARE FIND!
Italian Silversmith Pietro Sorini created a series of hand-painted masks made of .925 Sterling Silver and vivid enameling, embellished with gold fleck glitter, with a gold vermeil plating on reverse.
The masks are all unique and interesting. In my opinion, and I am confident you will agree, this is the BEST & MOST ELABORATE OF THE DESIGNS!
Fully hallmarked as seen in photos “SORINI” and the typical Italian hallmarks in an elongated rectangular cartouche that reads “* 105 AR” and “925”
105 identifies the Silversmith (Pietro Sorini)
AR identifies the province in Italy as “Arezzo”
and 925 identifies the silver purity
Measures approx 2” x 1.25”
Rare Find!! EXCELLENT Condition - patina on Sterling. I have not polished but will polish up shiny as new if desired. Enamel is perfect and gold vermeil on reverse is vivid and gorgeous.
RARE Vintage Pietro SORINI Italian Sterling Enamel Harlequin Mask Brooch Pin