This Hand Crafted Vintage Sterling Winter Sports Pin was made by a jewelry designer named Leonore Doskow... a 1932 graduate of Bryn Mawr College in PA. She became a silversmith in the 1930's and worked until the 1980's. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 97.
She is actually more well known for her personalized pieces with names or initials... key rings, pill boxes, name plate necklaces, cufflinks etc. It is very possible that this particular sports pin was commissioned by an avid skier. It will definitely stand out on your hat, sweater, hoodie, denim or ski jacket. Realistic Downhill SKI pole (complete with 'leather' strap & basket) MEASURES ~ 3 1/8 Inches Top to Btm. and could be worn by either sex... teenager or adult. Three Dimensional winter sports equipment is CLEARLY Marked in all capital letters on the reverse "Handmade Sterling Leonore Doskow".
You will find this 60+ Year Old Silver Ski accessory to be in VERY GOOD CONDITION! Has not been polished recently & displays lovely old ~ warm patina that attests to its age. Retains ORIGINAL Fully Functional Locking Clasp, Hinge & Pin Stem (slight kink that does not effect wearability).
Would make a TERRIFIC Gift or Important Addition to your winter ~ seasonal sports, competitive sport, resort, sporting, ski, skiing, vacation theme or Artisan SIGNED silver jewelry collection!