This striking brooch is of finely-finished cast sterling silver and is in the form of a ram's head with beautiful large horns. Below the head is a banner that reads "Aries." The pin is marked "sterling by Cini." 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. It measures 2" wide X 1 7/8" high and weighs 17 grams. It is in excellent original condition and there is a functional safety catch.