This is a beautiful and interesting antique carved mother of pearl eagle-shaped pin or brooch. It is a curved piece of mother of pearl with intricate etching and sharp lines in the shape of an eagle, with wings spread over head and its gaze facing to the right. Its distinctive iridescent pinkish hue, with rainbow-like sheen catches the light across the face of the pin, and its beauty is only heightened by a very uniquely shaped curled 9k gold filigree. There is a gold braided rope detail across the chest of the eagle, above which is an intricately threaded gold detail that may be the letter S.

This pin is likely a homemade piece of sweetheart jewelry from World War I. Also often called trench art or keepsake art, generally they were pieces made by soldiers fighting overseas and sent home to loved ones, which would explain why the gold wire is twisted into the letter S (sent home to someone with a personalized touch.)

It is in excellent antique condition with wear consistent with its age, but no noticeable flaws. The pin measures 1 3/8 inches wide and 1 1/4 inch long.

MK

ITEM ID
MOPeagle
ITEM SIZE
small
TYPE
Costume
MATERIAL
Gold, 9K Gold
STONE
Pearl
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Gold, Pink

The Lazy Dog Antique Store

Antique c. 1910s WWI Sweetheart Pin Carved Trench Art Iridescent Mother of Pearl Eagle Pin with Braided 9k Gold Filigree Detail

$225

Add to Cart
Make Offer
Email Shop Owner
Alert

Another shopper is interested in this item


    Hand-picked Treasures from around the World.
    We are always open to offers, so go ahead and make one! Don't be shy!

    Platinum

    since 2006

    Shipping:$3.99 USD
    Insurance:Included
    Est. Sales Tax:We are unable to obtain a tax quote at this time.
    Shipping to: USA
    change


    The Lazy Dog Antique Store


    Chicago , IL This Shop is rated Platinum - 1,000 or more sales Platinumsince 2006