PIN LENGTH: 3 1/4" - TOP: 1/2" x 7/8" - WEIGHT INCLUDING PIN STEM: 2.63 grams
This hat-pin is sometimes referred to as a "cloche hat-pin" because of the short length of the pin stem. (A cloche is a close fitting bell shaped hat.) Also used for tams and berets.
The top of the hat-pin is in the shape of a 4 lobed turban shell. Because the shape is hollow, there are some dents in the lobes - consistent with 75 years of age and usage. Though unmarked, the turban has been tested as 14kt gold - guaranteed as described.
The pin stem is gold plated base metal. A solid gold pin stem would be too soft to be used as a hat-pin. The plating has worn off of the bottom 2 inches of the stem.
The listed price reflects the "as is" condition.
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Short Gold Hat-Pin - Victorian