Hand painted porcelain pin or brooch with a scene of beautiful Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The brooch is 1 3/4" x 7/8", slightly domed. It is set in a gold-tone bezel, probably brass, and has a c-clasp.
The castle is delicately painted, with the Alps in the background and a small sailboat with "butterfly" sails (as often depicted in Swiss lake scenes from the 1800's). This pin dates from about 1900. It is in excellent condition, with only the very slightest wear to the painting, no scratches and no fractures.