This wonderful sterling vermeil and rhinestone Viking ship pin can be found in the Brunialti book, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 page 167. It was designed by John Caianiello, circa 1945 and is signed Pat Pend, I do not see the sterling mark. . The brooch is very 3 dimensional and the masts are studded with clear rhinestones. When I bought this, the clear stones were either darkened or missing, so I replaced all the clear ones with top quality Swarovski rhinestones.
The pin is in excellent condition with minor wear to the gold wash finish. It measures 2 x 1.75 inches.
An eclectic mix, from Victorian to Mexican silver to rhinestones. You can never have enough jewelry!
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