This attractive, finely-made cast sterling silver brooch is in the form a a cherub, representing Virgo, surrounded by swags and plumes. The designer, Gugliemo Cini, established himself in Boston, Mass. after emigrating to the U.S. from Italy in 1922. Many of Cini's designs are Italianate in nature. He is considered to be one of the best American silversmiths of the 20th century. This pin, from a series of Zodiac designs, dates from the 1940's or 1950's. "Virgo" is engraved on a banner along the bottom. The pin is clearly marked "sterling by Cini" on the back. It measures 2 1/4" X 1 3/4" and weighs 17.3 grams. The pin is in excellent original condition and includes a safety catch.