STUART NYE Sterling Pansy Pin patent number dated to 1939-40. Measures approximately 1 3/4" X 1 3/4"; weighs approximately 8 grams/ 5.1 dwt. Stuart Nye Silver Shop was founded in 1933 in Asheville NC---all items were handmade. The attention to detail on this Pansy pattern pin is amazing---a mini work of art. Marked on the back "NYE" trademark [NYE inside a three leaf clover]---STERLING---and PATENT NO. 2,215,130. Mr. Nye died in 1962, but the patent numbers on this pin date it to having been made between 1939-40, so this pin was made during his lifetime. The company is still in business in NC to this day. Normal wear for age and use. Gift boxed at your request.