This vintage brooch is from the early twentieth century. It is beautifully made in silver, "875" in silver content. It has a maker's mark and a Russian mark as well. The setting is hand-wrought. The pin is hollow with the under portion decoratively exposed and decorated with niello work. The upper portion features a lovely, cloudy white agate, bezel-set. The bezel is decorated with silver balls. The shape is a long oval, 7/8" wide by 2" and weighs 18.5 grams. Note the French safety catch. This is a mark of age. This is an unusual and lovely pin, in excellent original condition.
Vintage Russian Silver Pin with Niello Work and Agate Stone