Alphonse LaPaglia for INTERNATIONAL Sterling Silver Watch Pin/Brooch - Design 113
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AGE: Mid Century Modern
ITEM: Wrought by Alphonse LaPaglia for INTERNATIONAL STERLING, this interesting piece of silver is in the form of two leaves placed side-by-side, with a center composed of the entwined stems. The pin features a safety catch at the back to hold the pinstem in place as well as a loop so that a watch or charm or pendant can be added.
CONDITION: Excellent with a mellow patina to the silver.
METAL CONTENT: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: International Sterling LaPaglia Design 113
SIZE: 2-5/16" x 7/8"
WEIGHT: 8.4 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Alphonse LaPaglia was a well known designer for Georg Jensen USA before jumping over to International Sterling when Jensen Denmark shut down its so-called New York Branch. However, the partnership was short lived as Mr. LaPaglia died within his first year of employment due to complications from an accident at home.
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