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 at no charge.