The photos of this glittering brooch / pin do not pick up the sparkle of the etched silver finish. A very pretty piece in Very Good Condition. The pin, as marked, is silver from Japan. This mark historically indicates a 950 silver content rather than 925. The feathery scrolling pattern is beautifully etched into the silver giving it sparkle when the light hits. The back of the brooch has a similar finish to the more common Niello jewelry from Japan. The long fastening stick pin has a bend to it but functions properly and locks within the rolling mechanism.
The rectangular bar pin measures 1 7/8" x 3/4".
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