Gorgeous piece out of the Art Deco Era is adorned with sparkling chaton rhinestones. They are pave set with a single row at the larger end with more rhinestones set into a triangular configuration at the other end.
Not to be outdone by the rhinestones, it is also carved beautifully, having a caramel colored surface exposing a soft creamy layer beneath.
This type of pin or brooch was at the height of popularity during the 1920's -1930's. Mostly worn as a hat ornament, but also worn as a lapel pin, jabot style at the collar, or on a scarf. Looks great on a purse as well.
One end detaches, much like a stickpin, but instead of a clutch, one section is screwed onto the grooved bar which is affixed to the other piece of celluloid. This allows for the pin to slip through the garment, or material, rendering the pin invisible, so that the two jeweled ends appear to float on the fabric.
During the 17th Century these pins were originally used to fasten or decorate a jabot, a type of ruffle worn by men on their shirt fronts or by women on the front of their dresses.
Also referred to as a cravat or stick pin. Marcia Sparkles Brown in her book Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry refers to these as ascot pins. Ones pictured in her book are not quite as nice or as elaborate as this pin and they are priced at $98.
Measures 2-1/4" in length and 1-3/4" in width. Condition is excellent. Screw assembly is secure and works great.
Noteworthy High end Jewelers including Cartier also made jeweled jabot pins in the Art Deco Era.
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